I have a Harbor Freight air compressor which is stated to run at 16 amps. In my garage, there is a 20 amp GFI outlet, and the circuit breaker to my garage is also 20 amps. Nothing else is running on this circuit, or even plugged in.
When I initially ran the air compressor, it would trip my circuit breaker. It runs for a minute or two, and then it'll trip the breaker. I would have to reset both the breaker and the GFI.
I replaced the GFI one with another 20 amp GFI from **********. This time, after a minute or two, it would trip just the circuit breaker.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Can I easily replace a circuit breaker myself? Is this even the problem? could the circuit breaker be bad?
I've run 15 amp toosl on it, and it never trips the breaker. This 16 amp air compressor trips it though...
I started it up and
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