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Picked up an Ingersol Rand, 150ltr 240v euro compressor abit ago. Tried it and everything seemed dandy, built air up, tripped in and out fine etc... Went to use it for the 1st time properly and........ Pop, spark + smoke.
Took the lid off the connection box and it's full of water : ( Seems it lived outside in all weathers in a past life. Dried it all out tried it again, seems to spark from the motor relay and the starter capacitor smokes and smells fried.
Problem is I can't find any genuine parts for it and the spec printed on the capacitor is half worn off. Anyone know what spec cap I should replace it with ? I'm no electrician so learning as I go with this......
This was the initial fault. Since then I've replaced the starter cap with a 50uf as advised (does this sound about right ?) hooked it up and it started up as it should but as it reached something like running speed it again blew the starter capacitor to bits.
Anyone got any ideas as to what the problem could be or where to look next ?
Arm in the contactor moves freely and isn't corroded shut.
Details of compressor are :
Ingersoll Rand Euro compressor
Model no. EN4D30
Details of the top of the motor box :
Thanks in advance for any help,