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OK either we have a short or comp is drawing too high amperage. Lets start by examining compressor wires Make sure a wire is not burned off of compressor and touching metal.
Also take a look at the capacitor to make sure it is not swollen or buldging.http://i.imgur.com/xwlfLe8.png
This is the 3rd attempt to reply it isn't showing my replies going through so if you get this 3 times, I apologize.
The Cap isn't bulging but I ordered a replacement that will be here tomorrow since it was under 10.00
Cap is rated 40+5mfd 5% 440VAC
It will be later on before I can get the housing off to check wires, thank you.
Just come back to question once you check those wires and we will go from here.If you have a multimeter that will be great too so we can troubleshoot if wires look ok.
.If not you can get an inexpensive one at Walmart for about 15 bucks if you would like to troubleshoot and I would be happy to guide you.
I have a multimeter, and the wires look OK.
OK do this. Turn power off. Disconnect wires at compressor then check from each terminal on the compressor to a known ground such as copper pipe or ground screw for continuity.
OK, this will have to wait until the morning, I can not reach the compressor wires easily and will need someone to help me.
Thank you will be back tomorrow.
Talk to you then
Looks like they have question back open.Let me know what you found