Dave, this problem could be as simple as a bad capacitor or as complex as a leak. It's impossible to diagnosis without looking at your condenser unit. As everyone else has said, you need a trained set of eyes to troubleshoot your system and get it back up and running. Goodluck.
Instead of learning the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.
Any ideas what might cause it to not turn on. their is a scientific atlanta DCU-S2000 attached to the unit. Any advice?
Before you kill yourself or burn down your house,call a professional service company, working on high voltage is dangerous, working on high voltage with not having a clue can be fatal to you & your family.
WARNING:IF YOU DON'T KNOW THEN DON'T DO, SO THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW DON'T END UP UNDOING WHAT YOU DID SO IT COULD GET DONE RIGHT!