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Is sears ac pool motor c218-314c, 220 vac, can reverse the rotation.the rotation

Need to know the wire color need to reverse from the starting winding. Is it from the capacitor or from the centrifugal switch?

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there is a half in square drive recess in blower wheel insert half in drive into it ..usually a 7/16 open end wrench will hold motor shaft but if not use adjutable wrench to hold motor shaft at belt end turn blower clockwise ..if still can get loose use service tech method chisel and hammer ..if motor has overheated the heat will almost weld blower wheel to motor shaft the way some parts houses may sell the switch as a separate part

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SOURCE: older sears bench grinder wont run 1/3 hp model 397 19581

Hi again, OK, Well since I don't have a wiring diagram and the colors don't help. I am also going to assume it is 110VAC. The larger wires are probably the run or primary, it you remember which ones were connected it will help with polarizing. ( getting it to run in the right direction as well as the start and primary working together). You can use the two terminal switch but you should use a three wire cord. Use the switch to break the neutral and ground the case. The connections should be as follows: Connection 1, would have one of the primaries and one of the starts to neutral. Connection 2, the other start to the relay. Connection 3, the coil side of the relay to the remaining primary. ( if the relay has two connections on one end and one on the other it would be the single) Connection 4, the 3rd position on the relay to hot. That is how a split phase is wired. You may find a simple wiring diagram on the net if you type split phase motor wiring diagram. Good Luck to you, this should Fixya!

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SOURCE: RV AC, how to wire fan (blower) motor to capacitor.

You almost have it Look closer at the run capacitor. It has Herm, this is for the compressor, Com or C and F or Fan.

1 of your power wires is the fan speed so connect them accordingly usually black is hi, blue med, & red is low. You are "feeding" voltage to the selector switch on 1 side and coming out to the fan motor speeds.

Next you have a "Common" wire on your fan motor (this means its Common to all the other connections inside the fan motor to me. It is usually white. Connect this to the other line of power usually the Com on the capacitor unless it connects to a strip on the selector switch. But 1 of these 2 places will be the other side of your Power when plugged in. Lastly the brown it is usually the fan capicator only wire and it will connect to the fan "F" terminal on the capicator this terminal will not have any other wires connected to it.

This should make you a happy camper. Please rate me accordingly and good luck.

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SOURCE: switch and capacitor crapped out on 1/2 hp Sears bench grinder

Replacement should be simple. Just do a one for one hookup with the new part, after you unplug it first.
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SOURCE: need to install power cord to terminals on 220 AC motor

Ok, read the data plate on the motor. Does it have a zero with a line straight through it. That means it's single phase. Also the plate may list two different voltages 110/220ac correct. On the inside of the panel of the box where the cord connects it will have a two diagrams. One marked low voltage, the other high voltage. You want 220ac so follow the high voltage diagram. Since it's single phase the green wire will go to a green screw in the box. The black wire from your cord is positive and the white negitive (actually neutral but shown on diagrams as negitive). The wire coming out of the motor will have numbers on it's casing. Follow the connection points on the diagram. Don't worry if you hook them backwards the motor just won't turn. It won't hurt anything.

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CAUTION: Before attempting any repair of electrical equipment verify the power is disconnected to the device.
CAUTION: Three phase motors could potentially be controlled by frequency control systems. It is recommended a trained electrician perform repairs to any electrical system. In particular, consult a trained electrician if the system includes a frequency control system.

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Your question is not clear...

Single speed or 2 speed?

110 vac or 220 vac (I am taking the guess it is 220)

Ensure that the motor is same voltage as your actual supply.

Know what wires are hot, which one is neutral if it is a 4 wire connection and which is ground. Remember this*** - Electricity is Color Blind! It does not care what color the wire is that it will run to. So do not rely on wire colors to assume that the Green wire is not hot because it is ground. Always check with a multimeter, and then confirm where that colored wire is connected at the other end.

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I want to connect my hayward motor. it has L1, L2, C and ground. i have 4 wires from the control panel 2 black 1 red and green ground. i connected the 2 blacks to the L1 and L2 and the red to the C and the...

Hey Joey-
We need to establish something first!
Is this for a spa or pool. Are you aware that spa motors for the most normal part are "TWO" Speed. When the diagram on a motor shows: L1, L2, C, and then your Ground lug, that is for a 2 speed motor.
A single speed motor will normally be labeled L1, C or N & Ground. Sometimes C or N will be labeled as L2.
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Electricity is color blind!!! It does not care what color the wire is that it is flowing thru, nor does know what color it is! It will not let the installer know when he is using green wire to connect between a breaker and say L1 of a motor. So, wire colors really will not help us assist you to tell you for sure which color to put where! Just Saying!

What you need to do is get a multi-meter and check each wire to ground. Since you said you have 4 wires, you probably have a 240 vac system and it is not unusual to have two of the same color for each hot 120 vac line. In your case the 2 black wires. Then normally a 3rd wire will be a different color from the two hot lines, which may have been like your Red line. and then a 3rd color wire for the ground, which is normally Green - but again, electricity is Color Blind, and it doesn't care what color the wire is. It is for our convenience to quickly identify wires by an accepted standard of colored wires. Black or Red for hot, White for common/neutral and Green for ground.

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