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Old 10-26-2008, 07:07 PM
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kenmore side by side fan working, compressor hot, when compressor tested with unit off checked for open windings by ohms found resistence leg to leg, do we need a new compressor?

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maybe just a relay
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Its a Kenmore, the overload and relay combination have a history of going out. I bet that is it. Tom ********************************************
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Its a Kenmore, the overload and relay combination have a history of going out. I bet that is it. Tom ********************************************
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You have 3 pin (triangle) you have to check with a Ohm meter how to check:

Common : Is the biggest resistance
Start: Medium
Run: Smallest

If you see that all of them are almost the same it means shorted or if you touch one of those pins with a pipe & you have a continuity it means its shorted 2.

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You have 3 pin (triangle) you have to check with a Ohm meter how to check:

Common : Is the biggest resistance
Start: Medium
Run: Smallest

If you see that all of them are almost the same it means shorted or if you touch one of those pins with a pipe & you have a continuity it means its shorted 2.

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Start is the largest resistance, not Common.
The total resistance between Run and Start should equal the sum of Start to Common and Run to Common.
Example: C to S = 5 Ohms, C to R = 2 Ohms, Then C to S = 7 Ohms
Testing for Grounds: Using an Ohmmeter place one probe on a good ground
such as the ground screw on the compressor. The other probe should then be placed on one of the pins as so stated. If you get a reading, the compressor is grounded.
Testing for open windings: Using an Ohmmeter take the leads and test between any two pins. Reading infinity compressor has open windings.
Testing for shorts: Using an Ohmmeter, place the leads between any two pins. Reading zero shorted compressor.
So much for "Compressors 101"
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Thanks. I love what I have been doing for forty years now. God I'm getting old.
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