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How canI test an LG compressor. Side by side

How can I test an LG fridge compressor with a multimeter? Does it work? Does it get enough power? Side by side compressor lower rear w/4 pin wire connector.

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You can check continuity of the windings, it will not tell you much more of the inner condition of the compressor

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