Mac 5200 dead

by Jim
(whitefish, Montana)

Makita 5200 air compressor

Makita 5200 air compressor

My Mac 5200 won't budge: no noises, strain, clicks or vibrations. Just quiet dead. There's power to the pressure switch when I flip the unit on (as measured by voltmeter), so whatevers going on sits deeper inside it.

Hints: I used it last week, all was fine; then I drove it 200 mi. It clicked and chugged briefly before it died,

Rats. Any & all ideas most welcome.

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May 25, 2017
mac 5200
by: Anonymous

what if my compressor fan...

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Oct 13, 2014
Mac 5200 dead
by: Spam Cop


There is an overload 'switch' mounted near the fan end of the motor. I don't know if it's supposed to reset or if it is manual, but it's worth a look.

If that's the immediate problem, then I'd check the capacitors while you have it apart.

Oct 12, 2014
Makita compressor dead
by: Bill

With the tank empty of air, use your meter to see if power is crossing the pressure switch to the motor circuit.

If so, then power is getting to the motor, and absence of any sound would indicate that the motor isn't trying to start.

That being the case, see the page on this site about testing your start capacitor - under troubleshooting - as that is the likely culprit.



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