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Unread postAuthor: theBOOM » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:46 pm

Anyway I finally got the fridge compressor from an old fridge that had broken down a while ago at my grandma's house. I did use the search function but found no threads that related to my model, I looked over Crowley's thread but my wiring seems a bit different maybe some of you can help me out a bit and get it running... :roll:

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:59 pm

IDK what is that thing to which the blue wires are connected... it might be a cap.. though, I am not sure...

check this
http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_5/chpt_2/2.htm

I think that what you've got is in accordance to US AC power circuit wiring color codes

so..:
green is ground
red is hot
and white is neutral
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Unread postAuthor: theBOOM » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:06 pm

It looks like a cap to me but I dont know much about electronics so dont take my word for it... Can I just cut the wires off the "connector" thing which connects to the "cap"?

Anyway I just labeled each wire according to the US AC wiring color coding so that I don't confuse them...
Now what is next?
EDIT: What I mean is what do I have to do to actually test it out and see if the thing actually works?
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:17 pm

Can I just cut the wires off the "connector" thing which connects to the "cap"?

if it's a cap you will need it

Now what is next?
well you can get a cord with a socket and connect the 3 wires (red,white,green) with corresponding wires on the compressor

you can put an ON/OFF switch between the two ends (one on the fridge one on the cord) of the red wire

you should use a junction box (or what ever you call it) to join wires... you know just to be safe

EDIT
yeah it seems it's a cap... google '12uF' and you'll see why I think this is so
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Unread postAuthor: theBOOM » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:24 pm

Ok I'll buy the wall socket cable tommorow and solder it to the wires (red, green and white) right?

Anyway I'll make a drawing tonight of how I should solder everything up... I'll post it up tommrow and see if that's the correct way.. thanks poland spud :P
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:38 pm

and solder it to the wires (red, green and white) right?

yes, red to red, white to white etc.
though IMO you shouldn't solder them... but instead use a thing (no idea what it's called)...

uhmm I found it - apparently this thingy is called a Wire Strip Terminal
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Unread postAuthor: theBOOM » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:42 pm

Ohhh yeah I've seen those at the electronics section at homedepot.. I'll have a look around next time I go this week...
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