I have one of those $79.99 air compressors from HF. 2 weeks ago it worked
fine. Today it won't turn on. Can't find the instruction manual.
Any idea what I should do about it? I mean, besides buying a better tool
Yeh, it is plugged in.
Yeh, the circuit is live.
Yeh, it is full of oil.
It's an obviousity, but any chance there's still enough pressure in the
tank to keep the pressure switch off, waiting for it to drop down to the
turn on pressure?
Failing that, start circuit tracing from the line cord prongs back to
the motor windings.
Did you try resetting the internal circuit breaker.
I used mine on a long extension cord that caused the compressor to
first run slow and then stop in the middle of an important job.
I was sure that I had blown it and would have to wait weeks for HF to
repair, until I remembered to press the reset switch.
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