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Kobalt air compressor starts and stops after maybe a second or less. Need to reset my wall outlet every time it stops.

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Sounds like it is drawing too much power. either the breaker isn't sized correctly or the motor has a bad winding causing it to draw too much amperage. remember, electric motors draw up to 3 times the juice briefly when starting up

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