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My speedaire compressor hasn't been turning on automatically to keep the tank filled with air, The reset breaker pops and so I have to rotate the pullys a few times and then push the reset button which then starts the motor. Half the time it starts automatically but most times I have to manually reset and start it. Why?

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Sounds like the release valve is not working. When the compressor shuts off, you should hear a slight hiss, draining residual air in the cylinder. If the motor starts up and can't rotate, it will blow the breaker. When you rotate the pulleys, you take the load off giving the motor a fighting chance.

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