Until recently I was led to believe that in refrigerator circuits both legs of AC power were feeding into the circuit...but, I read that one leg, typically labeled as L1 will feed power into the circuit for mainly the switch sides of the circuit, and L2 (neutral) carries the current back out of the circuit or away from the component (motor, switch, etc.) Can someone please confirm which is true?
The reason this confuses me is in this schematic.
which side of power is neutral and which one is hot?
also, i need a better understanding of how capacitors work. the common terminal is for power in, but in what specifications would a jumper be used to go back out of the common terminal?