How do you test a refrigerator's compressor?

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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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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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