The compressor tries to start, but doesn’t. There was a blown fuse initially, but the replacement fuse did not blow. I did in between fix a power cord that might have had a short.
Any chance that this compressor is still serviceable? The resistance readings between the 3 pins are 1.1 Ohms (between the compressor pins that are ultimately connected to the line voltage), 18.8 Ohms, and 17.9 Ohms. I expected lower readings base d on Internet info. PTC Danfoss 103N0003 – 115V (originally white ceramic, top half looking rather brown now) plugs onto the compressor and applies 6.9 Ohms (cold) across the compressor pins that measure 17.9 Ohms.
The refrigerator is about 1980 Amana model ESRFC16E mfgr number P7464514W. The compressor (Danfoss FR8.5A?) is labeled as having an internal winding protector. As far as I can tell there is no start capacitor and no run capacitor.
If it helps answer the question, I can borrow a clamp-on ammeter next week and take a reading.