Question about Craftsman 3 gal. Air Compressor, 1.5 hp, Horizontal k

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Compessor will start and fill tank initally .

After it fills the resivor tank and tries to refill resivor tank ittrips off the cirucit breaker (power to the copressor))I think maybe a starting capacitor.As you have two capacitors mounted on top of the tank.Can i still purchase the capcitors.

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  • ron_baillarg Feb 17, 2009

    Okay which capacitor as there are two mounted on top of the compressor.

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Yes it would be a start cpacitor and yes you can still order the part from sears

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 17, 2009

    Capacitors are cheap. When this happened to mine I just replaced both due to the fact that I found out that when I replaced the first one. 2 days later the second one failed. So I would recommened both. But it is the one closer to the power supply. I am sorry I do not remember the number to tell you which one it is. The start capacitor is next to the power cord though

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