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Nomad81

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01-09-2016 02:32 AM

I’ve been looking all over for a wiring diagram or a decent picture of how this is supposed to be lined out. I’m trying to get it to 115 as I don’t have 230 ready. Does anyone know how this is supposed to look? I’d really rather not burn anything up. Thanks


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#1 posted 01-09-2016 02:36 AM

There is a wiring diagram right there on the label. Just follow it. If you don’t understand it, hire an electrician.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Any board cut to length has a 50% probability of being too short.

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 02:51 AM

Looks like it’s already wired for 120v, but where is the (apparently yellow) wire in the center coming from?
Here is a pictorial based on the wiring diagram:

I’m guessing that yellow wire is part of the red/yellow pair that can be swapped to reverse direction – and the red wire can’t be seen in that picture.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 03:01 AM

It connects up to the copper coils.

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 03:02 AM

Ok, I guess it’s what I thought – to reverse direction. looks like it’s already wired for 120v. The ground wire is a bit chewed up though.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 03:17 AM

Replaced the tip on the ground and put it all back together now it’s tripping the breaker on the outlet. Any ideas or is it time to box it up til I can afford a pro?

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 03:24 AM

Replaced the tip on the ground and put it all back together now it s tripping the breaker on the outlet. Any ideas or is it time to box it up til I can afford a pro?

- Nomad81

What sized breaker? That’s a 1.5hp motor rated at 15.4 amps…

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Nomad81

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 03:35 AM

Hooked it up to a 20 amp outlet now. Doesn’t trip the breaker, let out any magic smoke or feel hot after unplugged

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#8 posted 01-09-2016 03:37 AM


Hooked it up to a 20 amp outlet now. Doesn t trip the breaker, let out any magic smoke or feel hot after unplugged
- Nomad81

All’s well that ends well!

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Nomad81

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#9 posted 01-09-2016 03:48 AM

Well, it didn’t do anything either :) not even a noise out of it

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#10 posted 01-09-2016 03:52 AM


Well, it didn t do anything either :) not even a noise out of it
- Nomad81

Hmmm… you mean it didn’t run? Guess it’s time to break out the meter and start tracing voltages… verify you have power at the outlet, then at the switch and the motor junction box. If you have voltage at the obvious places, then it’s something internal. Could be almost anything… and given the age and apparent condition of the wiring, I’d look for a loose or broken wire somewhere, or perhaps a bad/faulty switch. If it hummed or made some kind of noise, I’d say to check the centrifugal switch and capacitor.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#11 posted 01-09-2016 04:10 AM

Sounds like a good project for a nice warm basement. Thanks for the help. Now that I know the wires are in the right places I can move on with the testin’.

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#12 posted 01-09-2016 03:21 PM

Would it run if you spun the shaft by hand?

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