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I need to rewire a new ceiling light for old wiring not sure where wires go theres 3 reds on 1 and 1 red on its own and 2 blacks on 1

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How towire a 220/110 7 wire single phase motor to 2 wire plus ground switch


This is very simple, but you need to make sure you have the correct wires in hand. If you are wiring a 220/110 motor, and you are wiring it for 110 use, you will only be using 3 wires. If this motor has 7 wires, most you will need to cap off.All you need to use are P-1/Line 1 is your 110 hot. Cap off T-4, 2, and 5, Line 2. That would be used for 220 volts. P- 1 will go to your hot wire on press. On the new motor, T-8, P-2, and t-3 you say are insulated? You will need a Neutral wire to tie to the other line wire coming from the press. And the 3rd wire will be your ground. So, P-1 is hot to your press wiring, t-4,2, and 5 capped off. T-8, P-2, and T-3 has to be a Neutral wire, I would think that if T-4,2,and 5 are line -2, this would be for 220 volts. You are being confused by so many wires. You will only need to use P-1 power for 110 to press power wire, find which wires are Neutral and a ground that will go to your press wiring.P-1 will go to Red if this is hot to the press, Black to Neutral, and on the new motor you will see what color is ground, normally green or bare copper. 3 wires only. You will only need the p-1 hot, a neutral, normally white but may be black on the new motor, and a ground. Look at the Diagram on the new motor, and it will tell you the combination. P-1, Neutral, ground, and cap off the other 4 wires. I hope I havent confused you more, it is very simple, its just the colors of the wires the are confusing you and the amount. Just remember, you only need to use 3 of the, P-1, Neutral, and a ground.
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On the hampton bay remote control fan and light module, i do not have wiring diagram. from my ceiling box, i have a red, a black, a white, and a bare copper wire. I think it is because the light switch has...


Unfortunately, Mark it's really not as simple as it sounds, to connect the wires properly. Because of that third red traveler wire for the 3-way switch. Actually, ceiling fans don't work well, when a 3-way switch is involved, because it was designed only for lighting convenience. When the fan is turned on, the other ceiling lights will start to glow, whether they are ON or not..

You would be much better served if you can locate another line to come off of and wire to that. Of course,y you won't have the convenience of a wall switch to operate it. But, that's what the pull chains on the fan are for.

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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I have a new fan motor for a ge for a ac unit for outside home and the old is a 4 wire and new is a 3 wire has black,yellow,brown the old 1 has black,brown,red,blue or purple wire how do i rewire thie...


this soounnds as though it for a 2 spped fan motor look at the old motor and see the RPM and then look at the new motor plate it shuld show ou which wire is for the speed required. Hope this helps ..Jon

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I am adding a light to a Hampton Bay fan. From the ceiling wiring I have a red and a green wire that are not connected. Is the red wire for the light and do I tie it in to the black wire to the fan for...


The green is a ground and the red is the hot wire for the light. One wire from the light kit is white and should be connected to the other white wire in the fan. The red wire should be the hot wire and gets connected to the black or blue (other wire) from the light kit. If you connect the two wires and the light does not come on, you need to find the other end of the red wire and make sure it is connected to a switch to give it power. The other end of the red wire is probably in the single gang box where the wall switch for the fan is located. Or you can tie the red wire for the light to the black wire for the fan and simply use the pull cord to cut on/off the light.

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Replaced fan motor for outdoor ac unit old fan has blue,black,red,and green wires new fan has brown,black,yellow,brown/white and green what goes where


Hi, the 2 - brown wires are for there own run capacitor they should have sold you. One of the browns will have a white stripe. The new cap has only 2- terminals and you put a brown on each side. The black and yellow wires are both hot which 1- will go to 120 volts on the load or out side of the contactor, and the same with yellow, 120 volts. This gives you 220 volts to run the motor. Look on the new motor and you will have a diagram or on a paper that comes in the box. The old motor used the dual cap to run the compressor to. The green is just a ground wire. Screw it to any metal part or screw. You should be able to put the black and yellow hot wires where the old black, red, or blue were as long as they are 120 volts which I am sure they are. Get a cheap tester when you go get the cap for the new motor, and check the old blk, red, and blue terminals to ground and you should have 120 volts on at least 2 of them. Put the new yellow to 1 and black to another, browns to the new cap and your off and running. Keep me posted. I do this everyday. Please be kind when rating me, thank you.
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How do I wire a new condensor fan motor to the new capacitor? The old capacitor is longer and it has 3 terminals. the new capacitor is much smaller and oval. It has 2 terminals. the fan motor has 3 wires,...


Before attempting any of these recommendations, First disconnect all the power sources and check your wiring diagrams on the motor and condensing unit.
On the old capacitor if you look on the top near each of the three terminals. Are they marked, fan - C - herm? If they are that is a dual capacitor and that needs to stay because that is also your compressor capacitor.
The Red wire from the conductor is Run and it's connected to C on the old capacitor.
Follow the Yellow wire and see if it goes to the S or start terminal on the compressor, if it does then that is the Start wire for your compressor and it connects to herm on the capacitor.
For the fan motor a lot of times the wiring connections are printed on the motor label.
Check the label, Purple should be run and connect to C on the old capacitor.
Black should be Common and it connects to the opposite side of the contactor as the Red wire. If the Red wire connects to T1 then the Black wire connects to T2.
The Brown wire shoud be the start wire on the fan motor and it connects to the Fan terminal on the old capacitor.
Now if you want to use the new fan capacitor. Take the Purple wire from the motor and look for any marks (red paint or a dash) on or beside the terminals on the new capacitor. If there is an identifying mark then connect the Purple wire to that terminal, if no marks you can connect it to either terminal. Then you need a jumper wire from C on the old capacitor to the purple side of the new capacitor. Then take the brown wire and connect it to opposite terminal of the new capacitor.

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I am replacing the a/c blower motor and capacitor. The old motor has 1 brown wire to the capacitor, 1 yellow wire to the capacitor (the yellow then loops from the capacitor over to the wiring panel), 1...


Motor Wiring
Old Motor
Brown wire is Start
Yellow wire is run or Power
Black wire is High Speed or Common
The other two taps are speed taps, but you have a single speed application
And high speed is what you need ,that’s why there’s not any wires
on Red and Blue if high speed was to much then you would move the
Black wire to one of the other taps RED low speed or Blue Medinm speed
New Motor
White goes to the Yellow wire from the capacitor
Black goes to the Black wire you took off of high speed on old motor
Of course both Brown wires go to the capacitor and Green to ground
If a capacitor doesn’t discharge it doesn’t mean it’s bad
but the capacitors don’t last as long as they used.
Any time you put in a new motor always replace the capacitor
It will save you a lot of time and grief later on.

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Wiring a retrofit soft start blower into a Ruud 5T/100k gas pack


Chances are, you've smoked the motor. You basically put 120 volts across the speed windings of the motor when you did this.

What you need to do is, with the new motor, you will have neutral, and speed 1, speed 2, speed 3, etc. Hook one of the original black wires to neutral (it would be best to trace which of the two black wires is connected to neutral, and connect this one.).

Black on the new motor is probably High speed, red is probably low, orange is medium speed. Hook the remaining black wire to one of these, and no more than one of these, or you will smoke the motor again.

Attach a wire cap and/or electrical tape to the remaining wires to insulate them from contacting anything else.


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