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How to covert a 220 motor to a 115vac motor. ao smith rpm3450 3.hp 15 amps

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If your label looks like this one and or if your label dose not have 120 as one of the voltages then you can not run the motor on 115 volts.
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When you wire the motor just use one of the 115 volt lines and ground. Tape up the other connection to prevent it from contacting anything else. Motor will spin at lower speed with less power but will work on 115 volts.

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