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Refridgerator compressor starts and stops, its a ten year old superba from kitchenaid. i want to think its a relay but if its the compressor, is it going to break the bank to fix?

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Check to see if the compressor is bad by putting your meter on the ohm setting. check each terminal togther and then also to ground if it beaps when it goes to ground it is a bad compressor. BUT it should beap when you check each termianl togerther. there is three leads one is start one is run and one is common. if you have contunity between these it is a good compressor. i

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