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Porter cable cffn25 won't run. Trips breaker

My Porter Cable compressor had a leak causing it to run all night. It now trips the breaker immediately when I turn it on??

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The little compressors were not built for continuous duty. The pump probably seized, or the motor burned up, or both.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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The porter cable compressor is equipped with a pressure relief valve. Mine has a ring attached to it. When you pull out on the valve, it releases all the pressure stored in the tank. Try pushing that valve back in, or if faulty replace it.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Porter cable pancake unit blows air after shut off.

tap on the check valve with a metal object. Its sticking open. The check valve is the brass fitting on top of the tank. When the valve sticks open it emits air from the area of the engine. If that doesn't work (which I would be surprised it doesn't), you'll need to purchase a new check valve. Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: i have porter cable air compressor c3151-1 it

Mine did the same thing and it was the pressure switch.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Air compressor starts slowly and then trips 20 amp breaker.

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Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Have a Porter Cable 175 PSI, 25 gallon upright

On these larger compressors, the motor that turns the compressor,

will have one or two capacitors, the capacitor in conjunction with the

motor gives the compressor that extra push or torque that is required

to get it going. if the capacitor goes out, the compressor will not work,

the motor may work but will not have the strength to turn over the compressor..

depending on the size motor, it may be mounted on top, on the side or

even in a juntion box attached to the compressor, if you have to replace one

i recommend powering down or unplugging compressor and handle the

capacitor carefully, use insulated tools or gloves, a capacitor is like a battery

it will hold a charge, but like a battery it can be discharged, the only difference

with a battery and a capacitor, on a capacitor you can have thousands of volts.

it can be replaced just handle it safely, good luck!

Posted on Jul 12, 2011

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