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Model WL611200 30 gal oilless compressor will not start. When on/off switch is turned on, pressure switch buzzes and then breaker trips.Compressor is on it's own 20 amp circuit.

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It could be a couple of things. First and foremost check the plug and make sure the continuity is good for the wires. I have found sometimes that cords get smashed and the wires will be making contact inside the plastic sheathing. Sometimes you cant see where the problem is visually. Remove the cord from the switch and test the continuity with a meter. Check across the poles to see if there is a connection there that shouldn't be. If there is continuity across poles get a new cord.

If your cord is good then it could be your switch. There may have been arching that caused damage to your switch. Check for burnt marks and any wires that are touching that shouldn't be.

Check all wiring to make sure it is correct.

Lastly, your motor may be stuck. Check motor and wiring.

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WL611200 air compressor is very hot when operating,do they require oiling at the piston/ cylinder?

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What is wrong is the air in your tank is stopping your motor from starting .you need a air regulater i think cost about 20.00 dollars

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