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Pool motor factory wired for 230v.need to change to 115v

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Take off back panel of motor if a switch turn to 115 volts or 120 volts what ever choice they give you if no switch see side of motor it will show you on low voltage to move the brown and white wires

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SOURCE: my motor is wired for 230v and I need it to be 115v

It should be. Look closely at the motor nameplate and you should see a small diagram telling how to connect the motor for 115v or 230v. Most newer pumps have a small selector of some sorts. Either a plug that pulls off a couple post the include an idicator arrow for where to set the plug for either voltage, or a dial you turn to show it. Either way, you should be able to set the motor for 115 rather easily.

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