New t/s motor...which wire goes where?

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Forum topic by CrazeeTxn posted 05-02-2013 02:43 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2013 02:43 PM

I’m replacing my old craftsman motor with a new Baldor 1hp (L1309A). It was like Christmas when the brown truck showed up. Got it unpacked and just stared at it for a while!!!!

Then I wanted to hear it purr…well, that didn’t happen last night. Apparently these have all kinds of wires. Looking at the label, I’m hooking it to 110 so I’m going to use the low-voltage diagram. Here’s what I’m thinking, but need to check on account I don’t want to screw this up…I bought a new power cord and of course it only has the basic 3 wires.

- I’m going to hook 1,8,3 up to black
- 4 on white
- then of course ground to the screw in the box
- 2,5,J will just be tied together with a wire nut

So does that sound right?

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 03:20 PM

that’s how I’d read it….

But whoever you bought the motor from should be able to help you…. I know Granger and McMaster-Carr both have very good tech support departments.

Take a look at the wiring on your old motor as well… as it is likely jus the same.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 12:55 AM

Welp, you read it well :) Got it hooked up and it’s runs smooth.

Thanks for the reassurance.

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