Question about AO Smith A O Smith Motors Century 1hp 115v Thru - Bolt Lomart Motor - Bv90
Where do I put my black and white wire
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It doesn't matter which line connects to which line terminal. Put white and black on L1 and L2, It won't matter which one is on either terminal. Green of course goes to the ground screw.
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Posted on Aug 17, 2010
If this is a new motor you purchased, it should indicate whether it's 110v, or 220v. Also the sticker on the motor should show wiring for 110, and/or 220v. when you remove the cap on the back of the motor it will usually have a little plug, or switch that allows you to change from 110 to 220. Older motors you had remove wire nuts and swap wires. L1 vs L2 don't really matter as long as your voltage is correct if it's 110, then you got 1 hot and 1 neutral. Neutral should be white, and Hot should be black, Red, or possible blue or purple. If you got 220V then you have 2 hot wires and no neutral. If you can't tell the current voltage by looking at the sticker and the wires in the back of the motor, and the documentation that came with it, then you should go back to where you got it and make sure. A local motor shop will also probably check it and tell you for free. Now you mentioned grey and pink wires. If your referring to the wires coming from your supply and not the old motor, then I assume they are white and black (or maybe blue or purple) and are discolored from age and heat. the colors of the wires inside the motor can vary from motor to motor, so you need to follow the sticker on the side.
Posted on Sep 22, 2010
SOURCE: Im hooking my pool pump
There should be a diagram on the side of the motor showing you where to put the brown and white for 110/220 volt operation. Most new motors of this size are shipped strapped for 220v. The two hot wires will go to L1 and L2 and it doesn't matter which wire goes to which lug. For 220v you will usually have 2 black or 2 red wires and a green ground wire. If it is 110v supply, you will usually have a white and a black wire, and a green for ground. Hope this helps. Since you said you are hooking to 220v the brown and white should be on the correct lugs if this is a new motor.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
SOURCE: wiring a 230v ao smith
Hi, assuming you have 4-conductor wire, use the black and red wires for L1 and L2. It doesn't matter which goes to which. If you do not have a red wire, use black and white. The green or bare wire in a 3-wire cable goes to the ground. If you have 4-conductor wire, the ground wire is the one you used for the GFCI on the breaker--usually the white wire. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Aug 08, 2011
SOURCE: I have old spa motor
The motor should work if you connect the black wire to L1, white wire to L2 and green wire to ground. The red wire should be cut so the conductor does not extend past the insulation and the end wrapped with electrical tape.This should be correct if the motor is a 120 VAC motor. If the motor is a 240 VAC motor then the white wire is not really neutral. It should be wrapped in both the motor wiring area with black electrical tape and the other end in the timer should also be wrapped with black tape.
If this causes a problem because you now have no low speed for the spa then the only way to get the low speed is to squire a 2 speed motor.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 06, 2011
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