A/C condenser fan running but compressor is not
I came home earlier today, and the house was hot. I noticed the furnace fan was running and thermostat was calling for cool, but the outside unit was not on. No fan, and no compressor. I checked the breaker and it was tripped. I turned it on, and after a few minutes the condenser fan turned on and I thought it was cooling.
An hour later or so, the house was up to 84 degrees. I went outside and the condenser fan was running, but the compressor was not. I was outside for awhile, and could hear a hum every 15 minutes or so. I assume this was the compresser trying to start up?
Is the compressor shot, or is there an overload or something else that I can check?