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Wiring pool pump mdel 1081

Is there a diagram as to how you wire your pool pump. I have already hooked up the lines but not sure how to wire the motor from the timer box

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  • abd635 Jan 31, 2009

    electrical connection form the box to the motor

  • lenard c staskiews Jun 13, 2013

    what color wire goes to what terminal on the back of the moter for 120 volt

  • lenard c staskiews Jun 13, 2013

    yes the wires are red black white green i khow were the green goes.

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The motor has a label on it that will give the connections. For a 240V circuit, you should be connecting to the two screw terminals in the back of the motor and a ground to the green screw.

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