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    Default Air compressor troublee shoot question

    it looks like there was no appropriate place for this question,but this is as close as I could come.
    I have a little inexpensive 2hp air compressor .
    I pushed the on button to start it and only got a hum. Of course i only let it hum for a second,so shouldnt be any damage from it.
    It has run for a few years flawlessly,but this particular day it just didnt.
    I took the shroud off to see if I could at least turn the starting motor by hand and retry a start,but couldnt find a way get into it.
    Besides throwing it away an getting a better compressor,how do you suggest I try to see if i can get the moter to start ,provided it only needs a nudge or some other simple thing to check that may be a possible solution?
    Its made by US hardware (made in china) a little cheapie.
    Thx

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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    Some compressors have a relief valve in the pressure switch so the motor/compressor does not have to start against the air pressure. This may not be working. Try it with no air pressure in the tank or line.

    Bruce

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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    Sounds like it might be cold. From what I understand, you have to use a cold weather oil that is thinner or it wont start spinning. With mine, I put it out in the sunniest location I can and wait until the last minute to turn it on. Even then, it takes awhile until it works.

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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    Is it an oiled cylinder, or an oilless type?

    Eddie is right that oil-type compressors will not start well in cold weather. Put it away in a warmer location at night or just keep trying starts. It will pop breakers at first, but will eventually run.

    Oilless compressors start better in cold weather, but have much higher noise levels and do not last nearly as long as the oil ones.
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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    Two HP eh ? , check the capacitor.

    Also try starting with the belt off.. If it hums then you know the problem lies in the motor.

    Might try a different plug in on a different circuit??
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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    Probably not your problem, but worth mentioning just in case: Don't power it through a thin, household extension cord.

    xtn

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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    if this was on an extension cord.. try right into the wall.

    ditto on trying it with no air in the tank.

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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    been out of town since my post. will respond tomorrow.
    thx for tips

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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    No belt. see pic i posted today
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    Default Re: Air compressor troublee shoot question

    You got me..Capacitor? where? At the start switch? Ill try all the suggestions tomorrow am.

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