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Compressor stopped working and it has a three pin electrical connection on the 'black tub'. What are these individual pins, i.e positive, negative,?. I want to understand how to wire it up directly without the relay etc - to see if it works. Thanks

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I think you'll find the relay is there to start the pump by switching the mains to the shorter winding in the motor, hence three terminals. Once the pump is running the relay "drops out" and the motor runs on the longer winding. Check with a multimeter if the windings are intact. There's no Positive and Negative for AC operated devices i.e. it doesn't matter which way around the power (live and neutral or Hot and Cold) goes in but Earth or Ground MUST be correct. Dont kill yourself!!

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