Yeah, @$2,300 or something. That's why I'm checking with you guys on the issue with the fingers before making a decision on replacing the whole assy. The coil may very well be weak but when I cycle the it manually, I do it with some authority. There seams to me that there is more than one issue with the contactor as a whole. The binding seams to be with the selector cams (that's what I want to call them) but it could be with the plastic assy being warped or something. Nothing is cracked or broken and there is no wear that can be seen thru visual inspection without taking the contactor out of the enclosure in fact giving the age of the system, everything could be passed off as new. Of course the assy may have had this biding the whole time and has attributed to the coil weakening?
Could be. If the contactor mechanism was binding and not closing into place, it would also leave a limit switch hanging and not have the coil shut off. An energized coil will burn up VERY quickly!