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Craftsman compressor motor/capacitor problem?
I have a 33gal craftman compressor mod.# 919.167340, it trips the breaker on startup, even under no load conditions. The motor turns freely. I'm not sure how to check the motor start capacitor to see if it is good. I have heard on a slightly older model a problem with the centifugal switch, but this one seems ok (looks like a newer design). The capacitor itself doesnt look or smell burnt, I know they are cheap but I can't find a replacement. Also the capacitor has a resistor soldered between the 2 posts of the capacitor. Any help would be greatly appreciated.