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Compressor did not kick back on

Running and the tank drained, the compressor did not start. It had been working fine

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Make sure your are plugged into an outlet that will support the amps the compressor draws on start up if your plugged into an extension cord make sure its the right size for the lenght of cord ie.if your 50 ft from the outlet you should use a 12-3 cord,100ft 10-3, so on and so forth.

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Regards, and good luck!

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