How do you test a refrigerator's compressor?


To test the compressor on a refrigerator you must first remove the relay and overload protector. After that, test the three pins with an ohmmeter to identify the common. Test the two winding pins. If they do not read the same within 1/2 ohm, then one of the windings has shorted.
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1. Turn off your refrigerator and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. 2. Locate the compressor terminal cover on the back bottom of your fridge. Refrigerator models
Depending on the refrigerator, it's TYPICALLY a "rotary vane" compressor, but that's not always the case.
1 It is extremely important to properly evacuate all refrigerant from your donor refrigerator's system. Many shops will do this free (and add it to their inventory.) This is also
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How to Test the Compressor on a Refrigerator
A faulty or damaged compressor can interfere with your refrigerator's cooling function and diminish its overall performance. Located on the back of your fridge, the compressor can wear out, get dirty and corroded and eventually stop working. Testing your... More »
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