|Forum topic by CueballRosendaul||posted 469 days ago||2325 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
469 days ago
I bought a used GE 1/4 HP 1725 RPM motor and need some help figuring out the wiring. I bought the motor from the Michigan State University Surplus store for $20. It came out of some laboratory and looks to be barely used. Unfortunately, under the plate, the wires are not connected to the terminal plate, they are just “in there” and are not labeled. The five wires inside are Red, Green, Black, Yellow, Blue, and Tan (yes tan, there is no white wire, and it’s not just a dirty or discolored white wire, it’s tan). The motor has a capacitor start, so two of the wires go up there (green and tan). I would like to put a 110V plug on it with a single pole switch in the hot leg.
The model # is 5KC35KG 329. I can’t seem to find any simple answers online. I looked at the motor of my saw and drill press, but they’re both from the 1950’s and are absolutely no help.
I do have a couple pics if they would help.
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