Yesterday I started removing all the wiring from the switch and the motor because they had all but dry rotted away. The wire that went from the switch to the wall is 14/3 while the wire from the motor to the switch is 14/4. I spent several hours yesterday at Lowes and Home Depot trying to track this 14/4 wire down and was unsuccessful. Does anyone know how to wire these motors?
When I opened the panel on the motor the wires were all connected except the red wire from the 14/4 it was just capped off. So I figured it wasn’t used. After labeling and disconnecting the wires from the motor I opened up the switch to find that the red was tied to black on the reset switch and the white was tied to red on the reset switch. Now I’m baffled. What the heck is going on here? Why is red tied to black and capped off on the other end?
Any help at this point would be great.
PS: What’s a fair price to have an electrician wire a subpanel with 2 240v breakers for me if the run to the sub panel is only a foot or so and the run to the two 240 outlets is less than 20 feet?
-- Joe Kwon