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I have a Craftsman (919.176820) 2HP, 12 gal. compressor. I starts fine the first time, it reaches full pressure and cuts off. When the pressure drops and it tries to start again, the motor lugs and trips the breaker. Do I have a motor or compressor problem?

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Your tank check valve is stuck/broke. It's on the tank end of the line from the pump to the tank. It is supposed to close when the pump stops to keep air in the tank and let the system bleed pressure out of the pump so the motor can start when there is pressure in the tank. The part you need is CAC-437-2 and is available through searspartsdirect.com.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012

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SOURCE: compessor trips circuit

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR COMPRESSOR IS NOT UNLOADING WHEN IT SHUTS DOWN. YOU SHOULD HEAR AN AIR RELIEF SOUND TYPICALLY ON THE SIDE OF THE PRESSURE SWITCH WHEN IT SHUTS DOWN. ITS A SMALL VALVE WITH A TIRE VALVE THAT THE LEVER HITS AND RELIEVES THE PRESSURE FROM THE DISCHARGE LINE AND THE TOP OF THE PISTON.

YOUR CHECK VALVE COULD BE BAD LETTING PRESSURE BACK UP BUT IT WOULD BE BLOWING AIR OUT ALL THE TIME WHEN SHUT DOWN.

IF YOU THINK THE VALVE OR SWITCH IS WORKING AND WANT TO CHECK IT, LET THE COMPRESSOR BUILD UP AND SHUT DOWN, LISTEN FOR THE AIR RELIEF,IF IT DOESNT THEN CRACK THE DISCHARGE LINE AND SEE IF THERES ANY PRESSURE, MANUALLY RELIEVE THE PRESSURE THEN USE SOME AIR AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. REPAIR VALVE ON THE SIDE OR CHANGE PRESSURE SWITCH $30-40.00. HOPE THIS HELPS. PLEASE REPLY. JODY

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: lack of pressure

the pressure switch needs adjusting - need service book for that one - but I do not think the pressure switch is servicable- I think you have to have switch replaced at service centre.good luck

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a craftsman 3.5HP 30 Gal compressor (Model

Unless your machine is worn out----it's probably the pressure switch:

A: needs adjustment

B: needs to be replaced

XYZ: head gasket leak,broken line, other air leaks?

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: hi just found this site trying to remedy a

look at he check valve

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My craftsman air compressor model 919 16737 1.1 hp

Probably the check valve has failed. It apparently is where the pipe goes into the tank from the compressor.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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