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When I plug in my Porter Cable job boss compressor it barely turns over and usually blows the breaker. Any thoughts?

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If this happens with no pressure in the tank then you may have a bad start capacitor on the motor.
If this only happens after the tank is full of air then you need to make sure the check valve is working and releasing the head pressure from the lines.

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