And here I was waiting to see what the good Dusty Man had to say lol. As you know I'm rusty as an old nail on this having retired in 1991 and rely on you more recent hands on "real electricians" to help me out which yall do and I appreciate it.
I agree its prob NOT a starter but a capacitor or wiring box, that's why I asked if there were any BUTTONS on it???????
QUESTION FOR YA ELECTRICIAN: Those typical two Push Button mechanical type Start/Stop boxes you might see say on the wall next to the motor, did those serve as the Starter with Thermal Overload PLUS the Disconnect method I.E. kind of like a Combination Starter orrrrrrrrr were they the Starter ONLY????????????? and a separate disconnect (safety switch) was ALSO required????
Talk to me my friend and Happy Thanksgiving
John T (like to see you in Florida again)