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Rigid air compressor reset button keeps popping

Starts and trips the reset button within a few seconds

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SOURCE: clarke hunter 60 2.5 hp compressor , trip switch keeps tripping

if you are talking about the brass valve with a small pin in the middle.it leaks untill the pressure get to 15-25 lbs then the pin pops out and stops leaking and the compressor pumps to pressure. this is normal that valve it a cold start valve that allows the compressor to start with out binding

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: runs 3-5 seconds and then the breaker trips

The problem could be caused by one of several issues.

  • Cold compressor
  • Extension cord
  • To main items using the same circuit as the compressor
  • Faulty unloader valve.
First one's easy. Depending on where you live if it's cold it means the compressor's oil is cold also. I need to place a small space heater near my compressor to warm it up or the same thing happens to me.

Another issue is the use of an extension cord. Normally Air compressor manuals warm against you using any extension cord. They recommend using a longer air line instead. If you must use one you need to over due it on the size or gauge of wire used. The best place to get good grade cord is from boat supply shops. Ask for shore power supply line. Even using this you should still limit it to no more the 20 feet.

How about you circuit you are using? Air compressors should be on a dedicated circuit. Even though you may have a smaller compressor you should consider creating a dedicated circuit for it. Even small compressors draw a lot of power.

The unloader valve is what bleeds the pressure that remains in the cylinder head and line all the way to the tank check valve. If this fails to bleed off this pressure then when your compressor starts it can be working against as much psi as the max. To check this simply bleed off all the tank pressure using either the water purge at the bottom or the safety relief valve. You may also need to loosen the line coming off the pump manifold to the tank check valve. Just enough to bleed off any exes psi. Now try it. Let it run through a complete cycle. If the problem repeats you may need a new unloader valve.

If you live in colder climate.

My personal guess is that your compressor is just too cold. Compressor oil is normally straight 30 weight. It has no ability to increase it's viscosity during the winter. So bring it inside or place a spae heater hext to it for 10 to 15 minutes. Then give it a try. Once you start using it it will be fine again until it set out in the cold to long without being used.

Do you have a dog? If so just move it in to his house and tell him it's for guard duty. Say it with a straight face or he will wiz on it as soon as your back is turned. ":-}
Hope this helps and "Happy (fill in you personal preference here)" To you and your.

Let me know if you have any more trouble with it.


Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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SOURCE: im plugged directly into a good outlet no

If you are plugged into a 10 amp circuit or if the line from the circuit breaker to the outlet is long or 14 guage wire, it could possibly still be the outlet. Try plugging the compressor in to an outlet closer to the circuit box to see if the problem persists.

On the compressor the only thing that would create problems like you're describing is excessive friction in the moving parts. Check where two parts that move together are not doing so without excessive wear or heat. Check to see if the motor is turning freely, the eccentric to connecting rod joint should be free moving and smooth and the piston in the cylinder should be tight but smoothly operating.

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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SOURCE: the compressor reset button trips

Where is the reset button located

Posted on Dec 27, 2011

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SOURCE: My speedaire compressor hasn't been turning on

Sounds like the release valve is not working. When the compressor shuts off, you should hear a slight hiss, draining residual air in the cylinder. If the motor starts up and can't rotate, it will blow the breaker. When you rotate the pulleys, you take the load off giving the motor a fighting chance.

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Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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