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My compressor won't come on and the trip breaker on the compressor keeps going off and stopping the machine from running?

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Sometimes when you have too long of an extention cord hooked to a compressor, it can cause the breaker to trip due to too much resistance in the power line. If you are using an extension, try to plug directly to oultlet or get a thicker gauge cord.

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