Re: Air Conditioner Issue
As I said before, you MUST place a resistor in series to test it with an ohmmeter.
Forget the cap, test the compressor windings. If the compressor is good, you need a new capacitor, new wire leads (with correct ampacity and insulation rating for the load), possibly a new contactor (contacts can be burned or welded). You should also check the power supply wiring to the unit, as undersized wire could have contributed to the problem.
s/v My Sweet Girl!
Catalina 30 (Mark I)