Breaker Tripping on Startup? Try This

Breaker Tripping on Startup? Try This

My Uniplane (Jointer) keeps tripping my breaker on startup. I try a simple step to fix it.

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Startup Capacitor (Match to Yours): https://amzn.to/3lhnDUi

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6 Comments

  1. Matthew Charles on August 28, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    You just helped me solve what might be your same problem on one of my dust collectors. It wasn’t the start capacitor, it was the contacts on the centripetal switch that connects the start cap.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-jOBxn1w1I&ab_channel=JeremyFielding
    …and I just read skeery’s comment from a year ago…



  2. Alex Bowie on August 28, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    I have the same problem with a small Inca JP. It would not run when I got it so replaced capacitor and it ran great. Now starts and runs for seconds, then trips the breaker. Bigger machines are running on that breaker. Strange that it ran in summer, maybe cold but still not right. Thinking the windings maybe.



  3. dcbowling80 on August 28, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you. I think you fixed my motor. It pops the breaker on start up when it’s cold. It buzzes for a few secs, but then stops but it’s just buzzing more and more lately and popping more often now.



  4. L. Cross Jr on August 28, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Did you find the solution?



  5. Tommy Mack on August 28, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Tried replacing the breaker to a «slower» breaker, that allows higher current withdrawl for short period of time. Normally used for when motors start up.



  6. skeery2605 on August 28, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Have you checked the centrifugal switch? That maybe the issue. Once the motor is running at speed, it’s supposed to stop the start capacitor. I don’t think it’s doing correctly since the overload on the breaker. Great video by the way…