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 Posted: Fri Jan 19th, 2007 06:02 am
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Ok, so I got the 3-in-1 solid state relay overload start capacitor combo...but am having some touble figuring out how to apply it to my ancient fridge. Forgive my ignorance on wiring, but I can't seem to figure out how to make this work with what I've got. I attached a drawing of the wiring diagram of my fridge connected to the old relay (pictured in the first post...for reference in the first picture: L terminal on the right, S on left, M underneath). I have attached the 3-in-1 wiring diagram as well as my old hookup to the old relay in this post.

So the problem is the terminals are not labeled on the compressor, but since two of the terminals are bridged at the compressor, I assume those are the start/run and the lone terminal is the common. So referencing to the attached picture in this post, I should connect the RECO white to #3 on the compressor, red to #2, and black to #1.

Then of course the problem is that is doesn't make sense for me to connect the two wire nut connections directly to the oulet for power...but maybe that's right? (please note, no 3rd grounding prong on this fridge) The part I label "fridge" in the diagram is coming fron inside the fridge cabinet, and I assume connects to the light, temperature switch, etc.

So I guess my real question is, do I just connect this up the same way I described and just guess on the start/run terminals on the compressor? Also, does the power connections on the RCO go directly to the outlet? I am thinking not, but maybe I'm missing something.

Any help would be great.

Thanks all.
-gc

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