04:13AM | 10/10/13
I have the same problem with a compressor that I have. I have tested the compacitor, took off check valve, and every time I try to start it, it still trips the breaker. It's on a 20 amp breaker, and nothing is wrong with outlet. Any other ideas, this thing is making we want to shoot it with my 460 pistol. Any other ideas would be appreciated. I have a tester, but don't know what to test. Some say it could be the pressure switch. The other thing left is the capacitor under the motor lid. Not the one under the small cover on top? Hellllllllllpppppp


09:33AM | 10/27/13
Where do I get the resistor that is soldered on the top of the run capacitor? Can I use the old one? Can I just leave it off?


01:05PM | 01/03/16
The links that Steve posted on this article, original and revised, do not appear to work. I'd love to read his document and see pictures.


11:16PM | 01/03/16
I too would like to see the links that no longer work. I am having the same issue with my compressor. Replaced the run capacitor, not knowing there was another start capacitor in the end cap until today. Compressor runs for a few seconds and then trips the breaker. Start capacitor seems to be okay. If any of the original posters are still on here, can and will you please re-post a good link.




11:01AM | 01/04/16
Mine just started doing the same thing yesterday. Would love to see the updated link reposted with the pic's


09:57PM | 01/05/16
Hello Guys, You can use the 135-162MFD 330V start capacitor used on Trane AC compressors. The resistor is a 15K ohm, 1Watt resistor (wire wound). Hope this helps.


03:45PM | 01/14/16
Ok seems this is a lemmon of a compressor.
mine is the 919.167300 with the ge motor.
doing the same thing plug it in to a 20amp cir, nothing else on it and as soon as you flip the switch it will run maybe 1-4 sec then it trips.
replaced the start cap. but still trips with in a few sec.
did notice the plastic end that holds everything to the motor is broke where it screws into the motor but i can hold it tight to the motor and still will trip. im looking at the run cap. and its white and has two red wires and a brown wire that comes out of the sealed top. I cannot find a replacment anywhere like. going to take it to a ac shop and have them test it and see if they can get me one. the ge motor has the run and start caps on teh back side of teh motor in a plastic case ones to the left and ones to the right.

thanks and sorry for the long wright up. any help would be great.



09:08AM | 11/14/16
I have the same 919-167310 Sears Compressor with same exact problem.
Please send me any pictures. It would be most appreciative. Im determined to
Get my compressor working again. Thank you. [email protected]


09:30PM | 08/28/17
Hy can anyone help me i have the same problem with thr air compressor 919.167310 he buzz and trip the braker what it can be please pictures ??

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