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Need wire diagram for older 3 lever Astoria. Someone hooked up a 3 wire cord for 120v. and the way they hooked up the elements makes no sense or heat. I can't find a model # anywhere butit is older

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  • mikl7273 Apr 25, 2009

    Thanks for the reply. There are two wires going to the elements. One to the top and one to the bottom. That leaves an element post on the top and bottom that is not connected to anything. Can this work on 120V ? For sure not the way it is wired up.

  • Ernest R
    Ernest R May 11, 2010

    Question; how many wires are on the element?
    Sometimes they have a small bridge wire connecting the top and bottom elements depending on the model you have.
    The other cord the is the 120v actually connects to the external pump and motor that came with your machine, you can also use the wiring diagram from the SME model its virtually the same thing.



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No the machine is made for 220v. If you check the element closely there will be some markings on it with the voltage.
The other two terminals need to be connected to each other(check diagram below)
The two wires one at the top and the other at the bottom are each connected to one leg of the element, there should be a some kind of bridge connected to the other bolts on element.
Hopefully you can make out this drawing:
T-1 T-2
U-1 U-2

Use a 10 gauge copper wire or a bridge terminal and connect T2 and U2.

T is one leg of power for the element and U is the other Leg. If you open the cover on the pressure stat (rectangular box with 4 wires going to it), you will see the wires, two from switch and two to element.
Make sure there is water in the boiler and test machine (connect to power).

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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    Ernest R Apr 27, 2009

    Here is a better image



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