Thanks so much for the response and diagrams. This is what I did (i think). the motor has 4 wires.
one thing i possibly did incorrectly had to do with where i landed the white and black wires in the capacitor. those wires were bare on the end (no spades anchors - or whatever you called that), so i just stuck them through one of the holes in those squarish spade landings. One on the L1 side, and one on the L2 side.
also, one one of the wires i had to detach from the three pronged capacitor was a blue/pink wire that went into some plastic piece inside the unit. now that wire has no where to land? do i need it?
again, thanks very much.
Keep what you did in 2. The Fan is working. You have the blue to H ( cap ) now you need make sure the other 2 wires are connected at contactor.what do you mean?
which other two? the purple and black from the fan motor? they are connected to L1 and L2, as shown
I'm sorry if I am misunderstanding what you are asking me to look at.
Ok. The contactor is upside down I think. Ls are on the bottom. Ts are on top. 1s are on the right. 2s on the left.Forget about the Fan. It's working. Since the compressor is not working and you already have the blue connected on dual cap ( H ). you need to check 2 more wires coming from the compressor. These 2 wires need to be connected on the same side of the contactor where the fan is connected.