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Craftsman 25 gal compressor -- need MOTOR wiring schematic!!

I bought a used 25 gallon Craftsman Compressor, upright, model 919.165230. It was not working when I bought it, the previous owner had accidentally knocked it over and smashed the start / run capacitors on the back of the motor. Tried starting it up when I bought it, it wouldnt quite kick over, and would blow the breaker.

After much research, I found the correct values for the start / run capacitors (start: 30uf, 370VAC. run: 378-454uf, 125VAC)

The wiring is not exactly cut and dry. I tried what looked to be logical, with the start cap, and got it running okay, but I am no certain i have it wired correctly, and dont want to blow $27 worth of brand new capacitors!

Here's what's coming out of the back of the motor (GE motor):
This is besides the power cord to the motor.

coming from the left side of the motor windings:
Orange, Blue, Brown wires. they all go into a ''Klixon CET36SX'', which may have been a breaker or shut-off switch, not sure.

right side:
Red, Red (bound together on one push-on terminal)
Black, Black (separate terminals)

If anyone has this or a similar compressor, and can help me make sense of how the capacitors should be wired in, Please let me know!!

-Joe

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Hey joe if the motor starts up and runs you have wired it correctly if the capacitors werent correct it would not start up and go into run position

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