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I have a Cleman 4 Gallon, 1.75 HP, Powermate air compressor that, when started, hums and then trips the breaker. I have removed the capacitor and had it professionally tested and it is not defective. Any help is appreciated.


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When mine hums and trips, it is one of two things, Not warm enough, only does this when it is cold out, and 2 would be not enough juice, I have to have a 20 amp breaker or it doesn't run. And if I use a cord, it has to big. The slightest drop in amperage and it will not run, yours might have the same problem, mine is only 1 1/2 HP. It draws some 16 amps at start up and then idles down to 13 to run. A 15 amp breaker, forget it. Cold out, forget it. It wasn't just mine though, we did a house last winter and made one bathroom heated with a gas heater with 3 compressors in there just to keep them warm, there was no room for us. Hope this helps.

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You should be able to download a manual from this site:

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I have the Coleman Powermate 11 gallon air compresser, and it just stopped working. I checked all the connections inside, it doesnt need oil, thats one of the new technologies they gave it I guess. Doesn't...

A lot of motors have circuit breakers built into them--look for a push button on the end of the motor shell opposite the shaft end and push it in. If it clicks, then retry to start. If the button doesn't exist, or has no effect, try to turn the compressor by hand (power shut off). It should turn fairly easily. Most compressor motors use a capacitor to allow more power at start--if bad the motor will not run, but will hum loudly until the circuit breaker trips. Be sure to check the circuit breaker for the circuit that the machine is connected to. It's possible that the air pressure switch has failed causing no start. Hope some of this helps!

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Motors with carbon brush can be detected due to the two brush access at two opposite sides. Open this up,
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Sometimes the initial start up with the tank at 0 psi electric power is adequate. However when the tank is full or the garage is cold it is a bigger load for start up. Check your overload (reset button) and breaker. If 220 volts one side of the breaker could be tripped without showing.

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