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I have a porter cale C5101 compressor. It hesitate to auto start when the pressure is low, always trip my circuit breaker.

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What amp breaker do you have this hooked to. I would use no less than 15 amp ,preferrably a 20 amp. Next do you drain tank after use on a regular basis. If you don't moisture can build up inside tank and cause hard starting on automatic. If you need to drain tank there should be a drain valve on bottom of tank. try turning it counterclocwise with compressor off. If it dosen't turn that way try clockwise,air and moisture should drain. If you have alot of water in tank then shut valve and turn compressor on and bring to full pressure,then repeat draining procedure until no more water comes out. Hope this helps. Thank you

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