Question about Ingersoll Rand Air Tools & Compressors

1 Answer

Motor start capacitor on my ingasolll copresser smokes

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ingersoll Rand Master
  • 9,845 Answers

It has died. Get a new one before you burn up the start winding in the motor. Check the centrifugal switch in the motor to see if it turns off the capasitor once the motor picks up speed.

Posted on Jan 29, 2014


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why My Hobart A200 20 QT Mixer ML #104858 Motor Is Smoking?

I think... without knowing that motor... that the capacitor is a start capacitor, and that the start switch may be trying to "start" the motor full-time instead of switching it out of circuit after it figures that the motor has spun up. I may be wrong - that design may be a capacitor-run motor (similar to a three-phase motor) - but I'm betting it's a start-only capacitor.

If you know someone with a capacitance meter, you could check the capacitor - for both capacitance (to be sure it matches the label) and leakage. Easy way to write that one off. Alternatively, you could rig it such that after the motor's wound up you could manually disconnect the capacitor and see what happens - either the motor stops or else the smoking issue stops.

Whatever you do, don't let it smoke very long. The varnish on the windings is only so thick.

Jul 31, 2014 | Hobart A200 Stand Mixer

1 Answer

Motor not working.

You need to find out what is causing the capacitor to short and "blow up or smoke". Then you will have to replace the capacitor again or the motor will never start up. Sounds like you either have a dead short or you bought a faulty Capacitor. Not uncommon for a 220+ volt Capacitor to be bad right from the factory. I replaced two Capacitors before I had a quality one, but after I replaced it twice I have had no more problems. Make sure to grease the motor through the grease fitting on it. The life of your motor depends on it.

Nov 09, 2013 | AO Smith 1 1/2 HP 115/230V 56C Replacement...

2 Answers

My car will over heat just sitting still. it will also over heat while i am driving. replaced the thermostat still over heats

ur head gasket might be would have to do copression test, and another thing is if its smoking its mixing ur oil and antifreeze if you keep drining it while overheating it will seize ur motor

Feb 19, 2010 | 1990 Honda Accord

1 Answer

I have a carrier unit and the inside unit comes on, but the outside fan does not come neighbor said they saw smoke... but no burn marks....anywhere... do you think it is freon or???

The unit may have a blown capacitor which helps the fan start up. The smoke may have come from inside the motor. Best to check the capacitor on the unit see where its at then we can see more. Did the Circuit breaker blow?

Jun 26, 2009 | Goodman CKL42AR42 Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Table saw starts slow and the stops

Sounds like the run capacitor has given up. Or, maybe the worst is it overheated and burned the motor winding. You'll probably have to take it apart. If there is a smoked capacitor, that's probably the one you should replace. If the winding is scorched, might as well get a new motor. If both are the case, then replace the capacitor before you give up on the winding.

Apr 21, 2009 | Saws

1 Answer

I have a 1994 toyota lexus gs 300

If your engine is cold you need not worry but it comes in normal temperature oil is burning with the petrol, you have to check the engine copression.

Hasan Basha Khaleel

Dec 12, 2008 | 1994 Lexus GS 300

1 Answer


it may just be a wire rubbing the tub and the insulation is gone. smoke means something is not right. the drive motor will smoke if the windings overheat neccesitating a new motor. - the start or run capacitor for the motor may be bad.

Dec 27, 2007 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Air Tools & Compressors Logo

Related Topics:

104 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ingersoll Rand Air Tools & Compressors Experts


Level 2 Expert

214 Answers

Joe Garcia
Joe Garcia

Level 2 Expert

205 Answers

Eddie Tucker

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Are you an Ingersoll Rand Air Tool and Compressor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides