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I have a craftsman air compressor model150psi 30gal stand up

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i have a craftsman air compressor model###-##-####150psi 30gal stand up and it keeps tripping a 20a breaker???? i noticed an arc out of the start switch box. it would slow start and then now it does not at all. directly tripping the breaker...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The motor has a start capacitor, which has to give extra voltage to start the motor. It may be bad, But Need to be sure pup and motor or not locked up!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

76A is the capacitor, not shown on motor.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

The pressure switch will always spark when it turns on.