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A friend has an old GE (probably around 1950) refrigerator

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Hi Tom:
A friend has an old GE (probably around 1950) refrigerator that belonged to is mother. It has a flooded evaporator with a float control valve and a typical GE P36 style compressor with four terminals on the compressor and a 5 ohn resistor between the relay and the compressor. Unfortunately someone has cut the wires off the compressor so I'm trying to figure out what the fourth wire does. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 1 year ago.

The relay is not the newer current style that fits onto the compressor correct ? It is the old hot wire style relay I'm assuming ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.