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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a one way valve that only lets air from compressor to tank. If this isn't working the motor is trying to start under the pressure of the tank, and therefore tripping your breaker.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
Short in the motor - It may be salvagable but not likely. Try a local electric motor repair shop but call first for labor charges. Some don't work on 'small' single phase motors. If it is not the winding that is bad expect to pay about $100 to fix it, assuming it can be fixed. If not, a new one is probably $150 or more depending on horsepower.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
SOURCE: Motor hums then throws breaker
More than likley it is a starting capacitor in the back of the motor. With the breaker off remove the back of the motor and remove the clamp on the capacitor use a rag or wear gloves as the capacitor may have leaked. If it smells burnt or is leaking it is probally bad and needs to be replaced, Replace it with an exact duplacate. If this dosen't fix the problem then it is probally a winding problem and you will need to replace the motor but the capicator at twenty to fourty dollars is worth a try first.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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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.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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