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Posted on Husky air compressor stopped working. Is this fixable?

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 05:32 PM

Did you say that it tripped the breaker for the receptacle or just the breaker on the compressor? If both, you might want to get a meter and see how many amps it is pulling to see if it is exceeding the specs on the motor. If it were just the breaker on the the compressor, it could have just overheated because of continuous use but the one for the receptacle should not trip unless perhaps you had several tools running at once plugged into the same circuit and exceeded the total amperage for that circuit, which can happen easily when the motor starts up.

...And if you have a compressor, use it to blow the dust out of it every now and then. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. ;-)

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