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Its broken for sure.....most likely the start cap if one exists......if not the centrifugal switch for the start windings is likely fubared.
 

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Can it be just a bad capacitor? I know single phase motor needed a push unlike 3 phase motor. Like capacitor with start winding? I think it's called a centrifugal switch or something like that.
Yes it could be just a bad cap. The centrifigual switch is what drops the start cap and winding out when the motor reaches speed.
 

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See if the cap is blown out, or has oil leaking out if it it is bad, but they can also go bad and not show any signs of it. I would take the back endbell off and look at the stationary switch as well, you can do that while the motor is in place. If it is a switch problem 9 out of 10 times its the stationary switch not the centrifugal.
 
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