testing a compressor

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-03-14, 04:28 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 2
testing a compressor

I have a wine refrigerator that has stopped working. I tried replacing the relay/starter, but that didn't help. I have a multimeter and want to test the compressor. The videos I find online all show compressors with three terminal pins arranged in a triangle. The one I have has only two terminals. Can anyone advise me on testing this type of compressor? Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-03-14, 05:03 PM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 11,991
Welcome to the forums!

It sounds like you are referring to a capacitor, not a compressor. Can you post a picture?
 
  #3  
Old 06-03-14, 05:40 PM
Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 3,132
Can you send a pic of what you are testing?
Geo
 
  #4  
Old 06-03-14, 05:47 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 43,512
Most wine coolers use PTC starting relays.

What make and model is the cooler ?
A pic or model number from compressor would also help.

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
  #5  
Old 06-27-14, 06:39 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 2
thanks--i will post a pic and any identifying info i can find as soon as I can
 
  #6  
Old 06-28-14, 10:02 AM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: port chester n y
Posts: 2,117
If the two terminals are motor-lead terminations , simply test for continuity across the terminals for a possible open motor winding.
 
  #7  
Old 06-28-14, 02:51 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 43,512
More than likley there would be three terminals.
C- common
R- run
S- start
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'