Quick reply...thanks! Will try to get picture of schematic scanned and posted!
I think I should add to my narative that I initially had a local HVAC service tech come out two weeks ago when system initially wouldn't work. Unfortunately, when he showed up, A/C fired up and everything worked fine. He went ahead and checked system, said "all was okay", confirmed that R22 (or R13, or freon...or whatever is used now) was full and he didn't see anything wrong. Charged a $95.00 service call (seemed reasonable) and left the house with the A/C working. It is now two weeks later and we are going on third day of hot days and nights with no cold air. I probably should have called the service Tech back two days ago...but didn't want to pay potential high cost for replacement components if they were something I can replace myself.
As my wife says...appears to be another situation where it would have been cheaper if I'd just called the professional!
Yoyizit...can you be a little more descriptive and/or informative with your suggestions? What will checking the voltage from the compressor tell me? How can the motor not running be a compressor issue? Would it be more likely a control board issue and if so...is there a simple way to check it?