ridgid 4.5 quit

by charlie quinn
(port orange florida)

was using compressor today and it just stopped working.Was not using extension cord.no breaker popped.put my smaller compressor on same outlet it works just fine.

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Jan 14, 2015
Ridgid compressor quite working
by: Bill

Hi Charlie...

Good that you checked the power supply. That's the first thing.

Same problem with the compressor not starting if you empty all the air from the tank?

If so, you'll need to trace the power to see if it's getting past the ON/OFF switch to the pressure switch, and if the power, with the tank empty, flows to the motor circuit.

If so, then I'd look to the start capacitor on the motor as the possible culprit.

See the page on this site about how to test the capacitor.


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