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Air compressor motor will not restart

I have a 30 gallon 5.5hp craftsman that starts up fine with no load but as soon as the air gets to low, the compressor will try to start but it will turn real slow causing the circuit breaker to blow. The only way to get it going again is to drain all the air out before turning it back on.

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Hi, The start capacitor on the motor needs replaced. Good Luck, hope this Fixsya!

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Hi twobolt, my name is John. Welcome to FixYa. Check the capacitors, I would replace both of them. Thanks for choosing FixYa......John

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