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I have a 30 gallon stand up craftsman. It runs good in cool weather but once the temp gets higher in the area it will run for one tank then kick the breaker from the power ever time. I have to wait a few seconds for it to cool then it will reset. However It will trip before building the air pressure again. A direction would be apreciated Thanks Apollo

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To me sounds like the breaker, or power supply is not enough for unit. Cool temps will slow the juice down, on a solid copper wire. but once its heated to max, your done.I would check the power supply first.Also, check for a drain, could be kicking cause its full of water.

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