testing a compressor

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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
 
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Old 06-03-14, 06:03 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

It sounds like you are referring to a capacitor, not a compressor. Can you post a picture?
 
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Old 06-03-14, 06:40 PM
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Can you send a pic of what you are testing?
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Old 06-03-14, 06:47 PM
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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
 
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thanks--i will post a pic and any identifying info i can find as soon as I can
 
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If the two terminals are motor-lead terminations , simply test for continuity across the terminals for a possible open motor winding.
 
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More than likley there would be three terminals.
C- common
R- run
S- start
 
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