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Porter Cable model #PXCM601 60 Gallon single stage with 3 hp motor..A few weeks ago. My Unit stops working..the electric motor sparked, smoked & died. Got a new one from Home Depot & got it wired up to 220 volts. it started working ok right away & built up pressure real good. Then I turn it off. Come back a few days later to use it. Turn it on to top off air in tank. It starts up, runs for a few seconds, bogs down & stops. So I have changed these parts = Electric motor, pressure switch & check valve. Same problem...Now I have to push reset button on motor & turn it on to make it run, but it still only goes for a few seconds & stops on it's own. The only way to make it run & build up good pressure & fill the tank is to completely drain all of the air out & start it up again..kinda odd...kinda like some kinda pressure issue is stopping...I don't know..about ready to sell it as is & buy a new one..any advice to solving this mystery is welcome...Thanks Guys...oh, i have also recently changed the oil in it too...