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with an ohm meter,how to test a compressor on a kenmore side by side fridge?

model 1069515511.over load keeps tripping.capacitor appears ok.suspect relay 2154654 but it may not be available anymore.did a continuity test on the 3 terminals on the compressor.showed zero ohms(full continuity between all 3 terminals). and infinity between 3 terminals and comp. casing. anyways would like to insure compressor is ok before trying to find the relay which is broken up inside,don't know if i damaged it during removal. any help would be great. bob berglands

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Not everyone is as handy with electrical repairs, so good for you. While you wait for the expert answer for your model, I did find a how to test compressor on another web site. I attached it below if you care to check it. Hope this offers some help.
by Manage My Life
December 2nd, 2010
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scott d
I'm sorry you are having this problem. The information you have already received is very good. When testing across the compressor terminals, first make sure all the terminals are bare, nothing connected to them and the terminals are not corroded. Now, with the meter on the low setting R X 1 scale you should get a low reading across the terminals. For example it should read maybe 3 across one set (by set I mean 2 terminals), then 5 on another and 8 on the other set. In other words on one set, it will equal the sum of the other 2. There should be no reading at all, from any of the terminals to ground. If you get similar readings, the compressor windings are ok. However, the compressor could still be locked (stuck) internally. In this case, the compressor would have to be replaced. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, additional details will be helpful and I will be glad to assist you further. Thank you for using, Manage My Life.
by scott d Earned 139,392 community points in Appliances
December 3rd, 2010
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