Kobalt 0332041 overheats

by Dan lokey
(Ft. Smith, Arkansas)

I have a job alt 20 gallon air compressor model #0332041.

It over heats quickly and take several minutes to come back on. It has been doing that almost from the time I got it. I should have returned it, but I didn't so now the warranty is gone. What might the problem be.? This occurred during normal use . So far I'm very displeased with this compressor. Probably won't buy or recommend a kobalt compressor.

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Oct 07, 2017
by: trollingforwalleye

Same old problem cuts out about 70 pounds. plugged right next to the breaker panel... don't have time for junk tools 10 minute project took over an hour..won't even fill to blow up tires..used it 3 times in 2 years

Sep 13, 2017
Compressor power supply issues
by: Bill

The symptoms suggest it's a power issue.

If the motor is starved for power, it overheats.

If the start / run capacitor is failing, the motor overheats.

If the pump is failing and the motor / pump runs for an extended period of time in order to try to get the tank pressure to cut out, the motor overheats.

There are many reasons why this occurs, including - perhaps - a bad design.

That's why details about the condition of use and the compressor are necessary to try and dial down to the cause.

Sep 13, 2017
8 Gal Kobalt Compressor does the same thing
by: Anonymous

I have an 8 gal compressor that stops running after a short time. Takes about 5 to 10 minutes and will come back on. Seems to be a common problem with Kobalt compressors as the web is full of comments concerning the same issues.

Jun 29, 2017
Kobalt overheats
by: Bill

Hi Dan... would you please tell us the length of extension cord you are using, the HP of the compressor motor, and the amperage of the breaker supplying the socket into which you plug the compressor?

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