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Offline Ronyeager

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JCD2389GEB Couple of questions about a jenn air
« on: August 09, 2011, 02:46:01 PM »
A few questions today.....First of all, what is this (see pic)??  It has two wires coming out of it and hooks to the start relay.  When I ohm it there is no continuity, so I figure it must be no good unless there is another use for it and it isn't suppose to have continuity.  

Next question is when I ohm the 3 prongs on the side of the compressor that the relay hooks too, am I suppose to get full continuity out of the compressor to ensure it is good?  What kind of reading should I get when I test those prongs?

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Re: Couple of questions about a jenn air
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 03:25:53 PM »
Your picture is of a start capacitor.
Refrigerator start capacitors rarely go bad.
To ohm a compressor you use the C S R method.
Can She Run.
"C" is the common terminal on the compressor.
"S" is the start terminal.
"R" is the run terminal.
With your meter set for ohms touch a meter lead to C and S. record your reading.
Touch C and R and record the reading.
Touch S and R and record your reading.
Touch each terminal and the compressor dome.
If you get a reading to the dome the compressor is shorted.
If you get no reading from the terminals the start motor is open.

This video will show how.
Use the same procedure on the refrigerator compressor.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2011, 03:33:17 PM by jumptrout51 »
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Offline wildimaginations

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Re: Couple of questions about a jenn air
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 07:57:09 AM »
A few questions today.....First of all, what is this (see pic)??  It has two wires coming out of it and hooks to the start relay.  When I ohm it there is no continuity, so I figure it must be no good unless there is another use for it and it isn't suppose to have continuity.


To measure the start capacitor, you need a meter that can read microfarads.  Look at the label printed on the capacitor.  It should have some number such as 100mf as an example.  Whatever it is, your meter should read that number when testing the capacitor.  If it reads anything else, replace the capacitor.  This thing will throw a lot of techs off if they don't have it checked. 

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