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Check air compressor in the garage. Took it inside and plug it in. Nothing. What would possibly cause it to work one second, then not the next?

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You have to start at the beginning. your outlet, cord, motor breaker, the on off switch on the comp that trips the comp off at a set pressure. if you know how to use a volt ohm meter that would be good to check the cord and breaker. some time the pressure switch contacts will arc and burn a little and then don't make good contact.

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