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I can see where the leads from this capacitor attach to the motor mechanism - haven't seen the switch. It is just spade plugs on the ends of the leads. Will look closer.
Where would the Start capacitor be? Can I send you a pic via this system?
ok, i saw where the leads to the pressure switch are attached to the motor, these where at the bottom of motor. the capacitor that i was talking about was connected to a rectangular box that was at the top of the motor. i will go back and turn the motor to see if it moves.
i have been using this website as a guide. http://www.stpats.com/index.htm. It says that the capacitor i was speaking of is the Start one. I have disconnected it. It is corroded at the contact points.
I need to get an analog and digital meter :)
I found some contact 'switches' inside that rectangular box i described earlier. I cleaned to contacts with a nail file as you said. I will get this capacitor replaced and hopefully it will work like a charm afterwards. thanks for your assistance.