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Air compressor wont turn off

I have a air compressor, i believe its blue in color campbell hausfeld, itll will run till 100 psi to 120 then it blows a breaker, let me friend use it and broke the switch, its stuck on auto which is ok but now wont shut off. not sure if he messed with the wires, theres 4 wires that go to the regualator, and guy said he had them off so im thinking they arent in the right spots, anyone have any idea or have a comprssor like this that can look at the wires and see where they go, or do i tneed to replace the switch, even thought the swithch is broke i can still move it with a flat head....and help with work...thanks guys

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If the wires werent put back right the unit would not run at all , you may have to replace pressure switch when it broke it may be keeping the contacts in the closed position.

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