did you use same size/value capacitor?
thank you..so you have compressorwire to Herm and Fan wire to Fan?
And the capacitor is labeled as a 5uf/60uf or vice versa?
Yes the wiring to the capacitor is correct. The old capacitor says 5/60uf and the new capacitor says 60/5uf.
I should note that when I was doing further research some techs in the discussion forums said that a capacitor will bulge when it goes bad. After inspecting my old capacitor I didn't notice any bulging of any kind.
The fact it did start with a push does lead one to think capacitor. But the outcome after replacing capacitor with new does not usually match with your final symptom.
This would be a bad motor..unless...the other ends of the wires at the contactor came loose.
If the contactor wires are snug and the capacitor is wired right, then you have a bad motor. It is just not the symptoms one usually finds after changing capacitor after it did start with a push.