yes i tried running it with out the belt it just humms. i checked the wires on the motor and they checked out to 4 ohmns on the start winding and 2 ohms on the main winding. i also checked the start switch like u said befor. when i ohmed it it had a hard time getting a reading. i thnk i might try cleaning up the contacts a bit and try that . anymore help anyone can give would be greatly apreciated. thnks for the above responses .