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Trying to find out if my evaporator fan motor is bad , on my frig, It has 115v to the wires going to it but not running, is there any thing else could be, I think this is a exspensive motor, for a Amana ssd215l

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You need to measure the resistance of the motor windings (ohms)
OL is open circuit
0.000 is short circuit
160 to 300 ohms approximately is ok

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