|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 06-04-2014 01:10 AM||599 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-04-2014 01:10 AM
I picked up a 1960’s powermatic 81 bandsaw a few days ago. We took the motor out to load it into the truck. The guy I bought it from swore that all I needed to do was look at the wiring diagram and I would know exactly how to rewire it when I got home. Well, I have never wired a motor before, and I know it is relatively simple, but I can’t figure out how to rewire this thing. I have attached photos of the the motor wiring diagram and the 3 wires that are hanging out of the saw.
He had the following wires coming out of the motor twisted together:
1 and 8 together
7 and 6 together
2,3, and 5 together
So, coming out of the saw I have a black, white, and green wire. I know I am supposed to wirenut each of these three colors to a corresponding group of wires coming out of the motor.
So, which bunch of motor wires goes with which wire coming out of the saw?
Thanks so much for the help guys. I tried to find a good answer online, but it was a waste of time. I am sure one of you will be much more informative. Hopefully this will be the first and last time I will have to learn how to wire these simple motors.
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