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New machine fails to start

We just bought an air compressor that was used in a tool show and brought it home only to find that we couldn't get it to start.  We plugged it in and it makes a sound for a few seconds and then turns itself off.  What could be the problem?  Are we doing something wrong?  Yes it has oil and we have checked online for all the necessary things to do before start up.  (We couldn't get an owners manual, unfortunately) but Rona has almost the same machine so we were able to get a copy of theirs.  It still doesn't work.  What could be the problem?  Any ideas?

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  • pulltoomuch May 11, 2010

    1. whaaaat kind of noise? hum or squeak.

    2. checked the pressure contacts for movement?

    3.elec. motor try to work?

    4. does anything try to move?

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A 2 hp electric motor needs usually needs a 20 amp circuit to run it. If you are attempting to run in on an extension cord, this will act up as well. Put the plug directly in an outlet and see what happens. You may have even tripped the circuit breaker on the unit.. it's on the side of the electric motor... just press it back in. Most of the household electrical circuits are 15amp circuits. so the problem may still persist. But if you get enough amperage to the unit, it should work fine...let me know what you find out.

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