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6hp 30 gal compressor runs quarter speed for 2-3 seconds then trips circuit breaker. checked outlet pwr ok at 120 volts

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Check the breaker, is it the correct amp for compressor.

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Outlets not working all fuses are good


120-
VOLT
AC
SYSTEM
The following electrical components (if so equipped) will only operate when your
RV is connected to shore power: 120 to
12-volt power converter, air conditioner,
120-volt refrigerator, microwave oven, television(s), fireplace and appliances
plugged into convenience receptacles.

SECTION 6 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM JAYCO TOWABLE
6-2
120-
VOLT
CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
The 120-volt AC circuit breakers located in
side the main load center protect all
120-volt wiring and components in the RV fr
om circuit overloads and short circuits.
Should a circuit overload or short circui
t occur the circuit breaker protecting the
affected circuit will "trip" preventing the flow of electricity through that circuit.
If a circuit breaker trips, shut "off"
the appliance on that circuit (i.e., power
converter etc.) and allow the circuit breaker to cool down for a brief period of time.
After the cooling down period, reset the circuit breaker by moving its lever "off" and
then back to the "on" position. If the circuit breaker re-trips or frequently trips,
contact your dealer to have the electrical problem diagnosed and repaired.
A circuit breaker identification label is permanently attached to the inside surface
of the 120-volt load center.
Maintenance and Replacement
At the beginning of camping season, inspect the circuit breakers and replace as
needed. Test by turning each circuit breaker "off" and back "on". Circuit breakers
are wearable parts and must be replaced
as needed, as part of your RV
maintenance. If you have any questions, consult your dealer.
Please contact your dealer for repair assistance when replacing circuit breakers.
CONVERTER
The power converter converts 120-volt AC power to useable 12-volt DC power
when the shore power cord is connected to an external power source.
The converter has a built-in protective thermal breaker that will shut it down should
overheating occur. Overheating can be
caused by operating the converter above
its maximum power output for an extended period of time, or by an obstruction to
its ventilation air flow. To reduce converter heat build keep unnecessary 12-volt
lights and motors turned "off"
.
Keep the converter cooling fins and fan clear of
obstructions.
Inspection and maintenance
If the 12-volt power converter is not working (auxiliary battery not being charged)
check the reverse polarity fuse(s) in the converter fuse panel.
There are no
customer serviceable parts inside the converter case and the
manufacturer's warranty will be void if
the case has been removed
. If you
have further concerns contact your dealer.

Nov 16, 2014 | Jayco 2013 Jay Flight Swift 264BH

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My craftsman 4 gal pancake compressor kicks of the breaker when the switch is turned on. split second buzz aand then OUT GO THE LIGHTS...


well craftsmen doesnt make 3phase compressors in fact there all low voltage 120 volts , so lets start there the outlet your using is it rated for 20 amps 120 volts ? if not theres your problem but thats ok unplug compressor and use a small screwdriver thru the fan end to move motor shaft around thru one complete turn if you encounter any real friction the unit is damaged and needs repair

Sep 28, 2014 | Air Tools & Compressors

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Problem with the craftsman 30 gal compressor 6 hp vertical oil free. motor or compressor will not engage, when turned motor starts for a second and sound slow then pops the breaker


sounds like you are not getting enough voltage to run the compressor if you are using an extension cord check your manual to see what gauge it should be depending on how long it is if you are plugged into a wall outlet then is the compressor the only thing that is running on the circuit if some thing else is running then you may be overloading the circuit.

Feb 24, 2011 | Craftsman 15 gal Air Compressor 3 hp UMC...

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My Campbell Hausfeld 30 gal 6.5 hp oilless compressor, WL611201 trips the breaker when I switch it on auto. But will not trip the breaker if I use the breaker as an on off swithch. However, it somtimes...


not likely as your pressure switch is pneumatic, What else operates on that same breaker, perhaps replace the breaker as they sometimes get "tired"

hope this helps

Let me know

Dec 18, 2010 | Campbell Hausfeld Air Tools & Compressors

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Electrical issue...220 dryer outlet problem


ok start at the pannel is there a double breaker there
usually a 30 amp two pole breaker this is how a pannel works first breaker pulls 120 off of one side of pannel second breaker pulls off 120 off the other side of pannel if you look the buss bars you will see that they interchange from one side of the pannel to the other so at the breaker you are checking make sure you have 120 v on output of one half of breaker and 120 on second half of breaker when you use a volt meter put one side to gng the other side to wire comming out of breaker you should have 120 on both sides if not you have a bad or tripped breaker

Apr 24, 2010 | Hammering

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I have a Craftsman 25 Gal Air compressor that is about 15 years old ans all of a sudden it is tripping the breaker instantly on start up. nevr had this probplem before, every now and then it would trip the...


Try plugging something of similar amperage into same outlet, see what happens. If breaker trips, check wires in outlet box.
If not, start checking wiring in compressor, from plug back - ALL of wiring,
And scrutinize connections! Good luck! Joe.

Feb 14, 2010 | Craftsman Air Tools & Compressors

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Compressor causes 20 amp breaker to trip.


If I did the math correctly, 5.5 HP is right at the boarderline of 20 amps, particularly for an older machine that has some deteriorating electronics.

What to do? Can you reconfig the motor to run on 220 Volts??? It would then run on 1/2 the amps.

If you have a dedicated 120 line for this compressor now ... all you have to do to change that to 220 is change the breaker (I presume you have a vacant slot to do this). Find the "neutral" for that wire (white) ane make it the "red" for your compressor line ... (and mark it as such for your future behefit) change the outlet from 110 V 20 A to 220 V 20 A. Both lines will run on #12 with G wire.

If you dont have a slot, you could change one of your standard slots to a "piggy back" remodeling style breaker (has two breakers in one slot). This will free up one slot in your panel for the new 220 (double pole) breaker.

Let me know what you think

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Oct 29, 2009 | Air Tools & Compressors

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My craftsman conpressor is a 5 gal type oil free. problem is when I plugged it in to operate it the moment I turn on the switch, it would run a few seconds and tripped my circuit breaker in the house for...


First, the simple answer - check the AMP draw on the compressor. It should be on the motor or compressor nameplate/tag. Even a small compressor can use alot of power, and blow the breaker if there are other things on a circuit.

Does it seem to run OK for as long as it runs?

Oct 26, 2009 | Craftsman Air Tools & Compressors

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Craftsman 6hp 150psi 30gal won't keep running


It sounds like the internal circuit breaker in the motor is heating up and then the breaker trips to shut down the motor. This is the protection so you don't have a fire if the motor burns up. The smell you have is the coils in the motor. Sorry to say that you will need a new motor for this unit. I hope this helps out.

Jan 17, 2009 | Air Tools & Compressors

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