What are all those pipes coming out of the compressor? Answered
I scavenged a compressor from an old fridge, and I have a couple of questions about it.
It's a Tecumseh AE4ZF11 hermetic seal compressor. If you google it you can find a servicing manual, which didn't help me much but maybe you can find something useful.
I basically want to use the compressor as either a vacuum pump, or an air compressor.
Now for the questions:
1) This compressor has 5 (Yes, five) pipes coming out of it. One is a port for topping refrigerant, but I have no idea what the others are. They all went into the fridge. Any idea why there would be more than just one pipe going in, and one going out?
2) The control unit has been broken off before I could salvage it. According to the manual, the tree terminals are Common, Start and Operate. Is there a way to make the compressor work without buying a new control unit, or building something too complicated \ expensive?