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I have a20 yr. old Rheem. Yesterday I opened it up and cleaned the coils. I shut off furnace and pulled the disconnect. I put it together again and the compressor won't start. I have 238 V across the black and white terminals and 228 V across the capacitor and the white at the compressor . The compressor just hums, but won't start. If I have freon, do I assume a dead compressor? Could I have hurt it? I don't think so. Even if I hooked the compressor to the fan capaciter, at worst it would draw waay to many amps, and pop a breaker. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Test the run and start caps. They fail much more frequently then compressors, are easy to test and relatively inexpensive to buy.
 
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