by Jim
(whitefish, Montana)

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 whatever’s going on sits deeper inside it.

 

Makita 5200 air compressor

Makita 5200 air compressor

 

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.

Thanks

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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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Mac 5200 dead
by: Spam Cop

Jim:

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.

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Exact same problem
by: Rob

This comment is not about another compressor…. my mac5200 did exactly the same thing.

Worked fine yesterday running one framing nailer . then this morning turned it on weak tried to start then nothing.

Had my buddy test the switch he said the switch is fine. This the this compressors second season of what I consider light use…I work alone doing home improvement.

Couple roofs couple additions car ports every year..I expected many years of trouble free use.. pretty disappointed.

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Mack 5200 – Rob
by: Bill

My apologies. I guess I misread your original post.

Tell me, has anyone tested the start or the run capacitors on your Makita 5200 compressor? The symptoms suggest that it / they may be the issue, and that may also suggest that you use the air compressor for long periods of time at one time?

 

 


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