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I looked at the cap. From past experience, I would have expected that freshly fried capacitor smell and/or some visible evidence of failure, neither of which exist. However, I have not tested the cap. This one has three terminals: HERM, C, and FAN. At this moment, I'm trying to figure out which two to hook my hard-start cap to.
As mentioned earlier, the fan motor doesn't attempt to turn (though it spins freely by hand) but it gets very hot. I can't discern that the compressor is trying to start at all.
Yes, tried spinning the fan while it was buzzing - didn't "catch" or even try to turn on its own.
This is the wife he is checking the volt.
Not sure my last reply made it through. After checking the two legs (232VAC) I decided to risk it and replaced the 30uf cap with a 45uf cap I had on-hand. It worked, so I'll pick up a new 30uf cap tomorrow.
I appreciate your time going through this with me, and will happily pay the fee. I might need you again sometime.