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Compressor winding problem

This is the cold store refrigeratin mechine one day switch on the mechine compressor was burnt .This is 3phase 'bitzer' comperssor. The problem in a compressor but electric problem not affected in Cond fan , Evap fans ( single phase)and machine PCB controls. Sir, what is the main recern in failure of compressor .please send me

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  • jottin francis Jun 20, 2009

    Sir, Thank you for your replay .what is the main recern in burnt the compressor .This is 3 phase semi sealed compressor ,one day I am checking the electric line but only 2phase line other line no supply any thing affected in the compressor ?



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A 3 PHASE COMPRESSOR THAT LOOSES A LEG WILL NOT RUN. SO BE SURE YOU HaVE all 3 legs and check the legs across to each other with your vom, and then to ground. any leg not showing up for the compressor wires may indicate you need a NEW CONTACTOR. Check this and see if you get the same readings.

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