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My ingorsall starts too flucsuate after about a minute of running it fills the tank to about 50 psi then the breaker trips on the motor (1/R#6283138) i havent run it in 3yrs i think its over heating is there a solution besides buying a new motor? It worked fine before. Thanks

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The problem may be in the compressor--lack of oil, rusted cylinders and rings, water in the oil. Try uncoupling the motor from the compressor and run the motor free of load--check it's temperature after it has run for a while, then run it for about an equal time more. If the temps are barely warm, the motor is probably ok. If it gets hot, then check the capacitor(s) on the motor for condition, and turn the shaft by hand to check the condition of the bearings. If the motor is 3-phase, one of the phases may be missing. If the bearings have grease 'zerks', try greasing them. These problems are a relatively easy fix. Hope this helps!

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