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Compressor starts innitially,then when pressure gets low it trips breaker when it tries to start back up.20 amp breaker to light switch to compressor is about 2o ft on12-2 wire. tried 30 amp breaker,does same thing,just doesnt trip breaker as quick.compressor is 10 to 15 years old?

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The start capacitor on the motor body is weak,the motor needs this component to over come the air pressure when cycling to re-build the low air pressure,change both the start and run capacitors when doing the start because the other run capacitor is just as old and it will soon fail

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