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Compressor problems when filling tank

I have a campbell hausfield 13 gallon 4 horsepower compressor and when I PLUG INTO ELECTRIC TO FILL TANK THE COMPRESSOR BOGS DOWN AND BLOWS THE CIRCUIT BREAKER> Please help?

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There should be a device called an "unloader " connected to the machines own switch. This releases the pressure from the compressor so it can start up without the resistance of the pressure in the tank.There should be a hissing noise when the machine stops, the sound of the air on the compressor side of a non return valve being released.

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