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Our compressor burnt-out with a smoke and electric isolation burn smell. A disassemble has shown that the relay was gone with one of the cables burnt out. I would like to check if the motor is fine, how can i do that?

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You have a very good chance that the compressor will still work. If the clixon and starter are loose in any way on the terminals or if the wire connections are'nt connecting tightly, that will result in the wiring and components burning out. Contact a refrigeration supplies store and quote the model of the compressor asking them for a clixon and relay for that model compressor.Put it on in the same way you took off the faulty one. May even be worthwhile if you are stuck, to ask a refrig. guy to help you connect components up. Always switch off when working on electrics. (Would also be a good descision if you changed the capacitor as well.

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