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I tested the continuity between all the terminals, and for the fan also, and all readings resulted in 2.9ohms if

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I tested the continuity between all the terminals, and for the fan also, and all readings resulted in 2.9ohms if I read it correctly. I was following some articles online and YouTube. Anyway, not sure what the consistent readings mean. I learned elsewhere that for the compressor the combined resistance between two terminals is supposed to equal the resistance between two others. Besides rise technical details, the only thing that makes sense to me is that the main breaker doesn't trip if I leave the condenser disconnected(unscrewed two wires to this wire bridge connector whatever it's called)

Are there any other tests I should try at this point? I also tested the capacitor which shot the needle up then dropped back down for resistance across different terminal combinations. Supposedly that's a sign of a healthy capacitor. Fan moves nicely by hand.

Are compressors something you can DIY or do I need to pay a tech big bucks? Thanks!

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