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I'm going to need more info. First I'll give you a couple of things to try. If they work, great. If not. we'll see about getting me some detail (listed below). If you can't supply the detail, I'll pass on attempting to answer.
My first question would have been Gas or electric? I'm going to assume electric..
Is there an extension cord between the compressor and the wall?
Does it get warm to the touch? If yes, try a thicker (lower gauge) or shorter one.
Does it blow fuses/trip breakers?
Try running it on a different circuit.
When was the last time you drained the storage tank of water?
Ever? Is the unit 'Very Heavy'?
Release the pressure first. There should be some heavy bolt on the underside. Double check the pressure is zero. Open and empty the water. Plug the hole.
Run it. when it starts to bog, note the pressure, listen close to the motor. When it stops spinning, is there a click or a continued hum?
Before it starts again, is there another click?
If so, that's it overload / over heat resetting itself
I hope something above works for you, that way you can avoid the waves of additional info necessary.
Off the top.
Does the motor have a reset switch?
Is it the original motor?
Units normal maximum pressure, the point at which it should turn off.
Units minimum pressure, the engine will start at this point or lower.
The point at which it currently bogs down and stalls.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2010
Sounds like the thermal breaker is tripping on the motor. If it is an oil lube compressor then change the oil in the compressor. Be sure and use exactly the correct weight an viscosity oil as listed in your owner's manual and do not overfill it, which can be as bad as under-filling. It may or may not use non-detergnet oil so be sure. I would recommend synthetic oil. Release all air from the tank and drain it to remove any moisture. Clean all dust and debris from the compressor cooling fins. Use the air hose to blow all dust from the electric motor. Also do not use an extension cord with this compressor as it will cause the motor to overheat. Also make sure the circuit the compressor is using is not overloaded.
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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