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Wont run ive got a crafts man air compressor (the second 1 with tthis problem) you plug it in and when you turn it on all it does is hummmm..wont turn on...what could be wrong...i have pluged it strait into the wall so its not the extention cord ....do not know what the problem is....to top it all off ive only used it like a total of 30 minutes.help..

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Most likely it's a burned out starting capacitor. Running any tool that uses as much power as an air compressor does will usually burn out the capacitors. They burn out because there is too much voltage drop due to the resistance of the cord. The best bet is to buy longer hoses or if you must use an extention cord use a 10 ga. cord.

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