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Craftsman 6hp 150psi 30gal won't keep running

We have a Craftsman electric air compressor (6hp, 150psi, 30 gal upright)
At one point it smoked up upon starting and since that, it will only start up and run 10 seconds then shut off. Now that is all it will do, we plug it in, it runs for 10 seconds and then shuts off.

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It sounds like the internal circuit breaker in the motor is heating up and then the breaker trips to shut down the motor. This is the protection so you don't have a fire if the motor burns up. The smell you have is the coils in the motor. Sorry to say that you will need a new motor for this unit. I hope this helps out.

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