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Ridgid air compressor OF45150A twin stack

When i turn on the air compressor atfter 2 seconds it pops the braker on the main pannel. I tested the motor winding on the motor with an ohm meteter and i have about 1.4 ohms. Can you help me Thanks Mike

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Sounds to me like u do not have it on a big enough circuit, look on the name plate for FLA, this is the amps it pulls to start up, and size ur circuit for that amount.

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I have the 45175A model looks very much like the one pictured here. Mine is just 4 months old by this date (01/17/2011) The compressor just hums like the motor is froze up?? is this serious?


2 things to check, first, empty the air out and try running it, mine will not run or start when 1/2 full, too much back pressure, 2, mine will not run at all when cold, needs to be warmed up, we had a room on the job set up for the compressors to keep warm, I thought it was just mine, it was every-bodies. Check it out, Oh and 3, make sure you have enough power, If I can' t get 16 amps, it won't run, just hums, then kliks off. Don't use a cord if you can help it, if you do, make sure it is heavy wire.

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My d55141 air compressor was humming before it kick on now it does nothing


I HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A SIMILAR DE WALT COMPRESSOR.
FIRST THING-GET AN ELECTRICAL TEST METER,MAKE SURE THE POWER SOURCE HAS MINIMUM 110 VOLTS,LOW VOLTAGE IS A PROBLEM ON CONSTRUCTION SITES,BEING AN ELECTRICIAN FOR 21 YEARS I HAVE WASTED A LOT OF TIME LOOKING FOR PROBLEMS WITH MACHINES AND POWER TOOLS AND DID NOT LOOK AT THE OBVIOUS.MANY TOOLS WILL NOT WORK WITH LESS THAN 100 VOLTS,AND CAN ALSO BE DAMAGED BY LOW VOLTAGE.
IF THE VOLTAGE IS 110 VOLTS UP TO 125 VOLTS,THE NEXT STEP IS LOCATE AND CHECK THE CAPACITORS,THERE SHOULD BE 2,ONE IS START,THE OTHER IS RUN.REMOVE THEM ONE AT THE TIME TAKING CARE TO MARK WHAT WIRE GO TO WHAT TERMINAL.WITH A DIGITAL TEST METER ON CONTINUITY,PUT ONE LEAD TO EACH TERMINAL ON THE CAPACITOR,THE READING SHOULD START COUNTING UP OR DOWN,IT DOES NOT MATTER WHICH WAY AS LONG AS IT KEEPS COUNTING,AFTER 30 SECONDS REVERSE THE LEADS TO THE OPPOSITE TERMINALS.THE READING SHOULD COUNT THE OPPOSITE WAY FROM THE FIRST READING,WATCH FOR 30 SECONDS.
IF YOU GET READINGS BOTH WAYS,THE CAPACITOR IS GOOD.INSTALL IT BACK ON THE MACHINE.
IF YOU GET NO READING OR JUST ONE WAY,THE CAPACITOR IS BAD AND MUST BE REPLACED.
REPEAT THE PROCESS ON THE OTHER CAPACITOR,REPLACE IF NEEDED.
THESE STEPS SHOULD SHOULD GET YOU UP AND RUNNING,BUT I HOPE IT IS JUST A SIMPLE LOW VOLTAGE PROBLEM.
LOW VOLTAGE PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY VERY LONG EXTENSION CORDS,OR WEAK BREAKERS.
IN THIS NEXT STEP,BE VERY CAREFUL,GETTING ENERGIZED COULD INJURE OR KILL YOU.
IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS,CALL AN ELECTRICIAN.
A GOOD INDICATION OF PROBLEMS IN THE NEXT CHECK OUT IS OTHER OUTLETS HAVING LOW VOLTAGE,MEANING MULTIBLE CIRCUITS

TO CHECK BREAKERS,REMOVE THE PANEL COVER OF THE POWER SOURCE FEEDING THE OUTLET YOU ARE PLUGED INTO.
WITH A DIGITAL METER,PUT THE BLACK LEAD TO GROUND,AND WITH ALL BREAKERS ON, TAKE THE RED LEAD AND GO TO THE SCREW HOLDING THE WIRE IN EACH 15 OR 20 AMP BREAKER TO VERIFY 110 MINIMUM VOLTS AT EACH BREAKER.
IF YOU FIND ONE BREAKER WITH LESS THAN 110 VOLTS,REPLACE IT.
IF YOU FIND EVERY OTHER BREAKER WITH LESS THAN 110 VOLTS GOING DOWN EACH SIDE,YOU HAVE MAIN POWER ISSUES AND SHOULD CALL A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
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usually a 30 amp two pole breaker this is how a pannel works first breaker pulls 120 off of one side of pannel second breaker pulls off 120 off the other side of pannel if you look the buss bars you will see that they interchange from one side of the pannel to the other so at the breaker you are checking make sure you have 120 v on output of one half of breaker and 120 on second half of breaker when you use a volt meter put one side to gng the other side to wire comming out of breaker you should have 120 on both sides if not you have a bad or tripped breaker

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Starts up, runs for 10 seconds sticks and pops circuit breaker


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Motor kicks on , hums and then trips breaker


Thank you for posting your question here on Fixya.com.

The motor is likely failing. It may be a small part such as the capacitor or the starting switch, but could also be more severe such as the winding itself. You will also want to examine the shaft to see if it is damaged, best, or the bearings seized.

If you are not familiar with testing these parts your best bet would be a local electric motor repair shop to see if the motor can be repaired or if it would need to be replaced. They should also be able to ensure there is no pump damage.

If this answer does not fix your problem, please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved!

John

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How do I switch the voltage on a delta Dj20 8" from 240v to 110v


I had the same problem as you.

You will find these two links useful:

http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/motor_connection_diagrams.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=DDsh3lPokL4C&lpg=PA100&ots=N26cU5VS66&dq=wiring%20standard%20single%20phase%20dual%20voltage%20motor&pg=PA101#v=onepage&q&f=false

The first link shows you the NEMA standards for wiring a single phase dual-voltage motor. In the 'Dual Voltage: (Main Winding Only' table, the numbers are the terminal numbers on the motor. You will see to the left the standard color coding for each terminal number.

The second link shows you how a two mains winding/one start winding motor is wired, using the same terminal number convention. Note that Figure 8-32 is mislabeled; The T2 at the bottom should be labeled T4.

The reason it is a bit confusing for 220V as factory wired by Delta is they switch the T8 (Red) wire with the T5 (Black) wire against what the name plate recommends.

These leads are for the starter winding, which is used to get the shaft spinning in the direction that you want. The nameplate on the motor is for clockwise (CW) rotation, but the motor as mounted in the DJ-20 runs in counter-clockwise rotation (CCW).

So, the starter winding leads are flipped to get the shaft going the other direction (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_motor#Split-phase_induction_motor for a brief discussion; important takeaway 'phase lag' generates a magnetic difference that gets the shaft spinning).

For the question you asked: For 110V wiring,you need line 1 (probably black from the switch, its not too important) should blue, orange, black and for line 2 (white from the switch) should be red, white, yellow.

If for some reason the motor runs clockwise, just switch the red and black wires.

To add, on my motor name plate, it spells out you need to switch these two wires for CCW direction.

Don't forget to review your switch too. Generally, the black and white wires are both wired through the switch (dual pole), but for 110V, you just want the black wire running through the switch, and the white wires twisted together. In theory, this should be shown on the switch, but I haven't opened mine up yet.

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Compressor comes on and hums and goes off and does it again, ?


The fact that your compressor completes a cycle indicates that the motor and pump are probably working correctly, however when the pressure switch cycles off there should be a slight release of the air that remains in the airline. If this air is not released thru the unloader of the pressure switch the motor cannot overcome the back-pressure in the airline and just hum. There should be a 1/4 in. hose extending from the pressure switch to the checkvalve in the tank. There is a small tab and needle valve that releases the air. Also check that the tank checkvalve is not leaking air back into the airline as this would cause back pressure. Finally, failing motor start capacitor will cause motor to hum. Weak capacitor will start motor when cold and no pressure in tank, but when things heat-up and with pressure in tank, motor may not have enough power to overcome load and hum. Enjoy

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