Porter Cable compressor fried?

I was digging a trench recently in my yard, and accidentally trenched through the 220volt line supplying electricity to my air compressor in my shop.


I repaired the line, and have restored electricity to the circuit, but the compressor won't start up.

I have checked to make sure that 114 volts is going to each wire (for a total of 228 volts) at the motor. The motor is not trying to start, nothing. no sound, no movement.

The reset button is not tripped, and I can't figure out how to trip it to check it. I tried pushing it, and nothing happens.

I removed the capacitors, and tested with an ohm meter, after discharging the electricity in them, they both seem to take a charge as I saw instructions on youtube for checking them. I don't have a meter to check farads (or whatever they're called) so they may not be working properly.

any other ideas?

thank you

my compressor is a Porter Cable 60 gallon, 7hp motor D20659 (used on multiple compressors of varying brands- CH, Kobalt, Sears etc)

Comments for Porter Cable compressor fried?

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 28, 2018
Porter Cable compressor power
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

"I have checked to make sure that 114 volts is going to each wire (for a total of 228 volts) at the motor."

Did you measure across the motor and read 228V?




Click here to add your own comments

Add your own question or comment. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Porter Cable Compressor Issues.