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6 gallon Husky air compressor won't start

Have only used this item 3 times since purchased in Oct 08. I plugged it in, started it, it ran for a few seconds and it shut off. Now it will not start at all. Is there an internal fuse that may have blown?

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There are a few things that may have happened.

  1. Motor overheated and thermal cutoff switch was tripped. Usually this is a red button on the back of the motor. Press it and it may solve the problem
  2. Motor did not start fast enough and it burned out your starting capacitor. This us usually located on the top of the motor under a dome shaped cover. If replacing these you must match up the mfd rating of the original and the replacement capacitor(s)
Air compressors have a fairly high draw and you should be sure that it has a proper electrical supply to it. Too small of a cord can cause the two above problems.

Also make sure that your pump is not seizing up.


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