Wiring a refrigerator compressor

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Old 11-06-12, 12:20 PM
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Wiring a refrigerator compressor

Hi new here but looking for a bit of advice.
I have a new Whirlpool refrigerator compressor, the unit came with the start relay, overload and run capacitor, My CL find
What I am looking to do is convert an older (small) tank compressor I have into a more silent type that I can use for airbrushing.
I have figured out the relay and overload hook ups but the wiring diagram just doesnt give me enough info in regards to the capacitor and power supply connections.
Any help would be appreciated as I live high up in the rockies and there are no real appliance repair services up here.
I have attached an image of the wiring diagram.
Thanks

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you will ruin the compressor if you are not keeping it as a CLOSED system as the refrigerant would normally carry the lubricant (oil) to and from the compressor in a constant cycle. Without the oil it will seize. What you are trying to do will likely not work.
 
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I am using an oil cooler on the setup and I did get the compressor up and running but I appreciate your input and concern regarding the oil.
 
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