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Electric Air Compressor Kobalt Brand

Stupid thing start smoking.  I take the plastic cover off and turn it back on, sparks are flying and then the collector catches fire which stops as soon as I unplug it.  I take it apart to clean the collector, the brushes are chiped and worn.  I lightly sand them and the collector, put it all back together turn it on exact same thing happens.  Possilby one of the flat surfaces that makes up the collector is a little off compared to the others and is causing the issue?  Kolbalt won't warranty it as they have a new manufactureer now.  

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You may have a short in the wiring if the fire stops when you unplug it. Sounds like something electrical is arcing. This is dangerous and you should take it to a qualified repair shop. Using it in this condition can cause serious injury or death. 

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