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Multistar MS24HCME is this product to use 230 vac single leg power or will it run on 220 vac with 2 120 vac legs

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220/230/240...all the same. All have two hots one ground. Yes!!

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Why won't my dryer spin or heat? The display and controller board work.

Uhm, you posted this in wash machines, but I'll give you an answer, anyway:

You're missing one leg of your 240 vac somewhere along the way. The control board uses 120 vac, so it's attached to only one leg and neutral, whereas, the motor and the heater are 240 vac, so they use both legs coming in and no neutral.

Anyway, that's the explanation of what you are seeing. The cause of the problem, however, is a little more difficult to uncover. Check your power at the terminal block on the back of your dryer for 240 vac across both legs. Make sure no terminals or wires are burnt up. Then, check your thermal fuse. 90 percent of the time, it's burnt wires or the thermal fuse. For the other 10 percent of the time, it's a little more involved. If you need additional help, just let me know.

Good luck!

Oct 20, 2014 | Washing Machines

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AC unit won't turn on

did you verify that you have 110VAC between the neutral/ground terminal at the outlet? Most units require the ground/neutral leg for 110volt controls. Be sure that you hooked up a "hot to each leg and that you have 220/230/240 between the Hot legs and 110 between each hot and ground/neutral. hope this helps

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How to replace a run capacitor

A Run capacitor has 2 terminals, they go to the Run and Start winding terminals, in this case the Line 2 leg of power is wired to the Run terminal on the run capacitor, that is due to the fact this is a single speed motor and speeds are on the Run winding, had there been 2 speeds, the Line 2 leg of power could not be wired to the Run capacitor but would be going to the High or Low speed terminals, conversely the Run terminal on the compressor can accept only 1 lead.
All electric motors get 1 leg of power directly to the Common lead, the remaining leg of power Always goes to the Run winding or speeds on the run winding if a multispeed motor.
Some compressors have a shared capacitor with 3 terminals, they share the leg of power to their Run windings however to Hermetic it will be say 30 MFD and to Fan it will be say 5 MFD, but as to capacitor theory they get Run and Start Always
Power can be wired to Run on the capacitor as long as the motor is a single speed.
But power ALWAYS goes to Common directly while the remaining leg of power goes to the Run winding or Speeds on the Run winding as in High and Low speeds.

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Replacing a heaters blower motor

The indoor blower motor is powered by 115 volts or 230 volts, either way it wires the same.
Every motor be it a single speed or multiple speed will get the 2 legs or power,
Line 1 and Line 2 or L1 and L2 to make it easy.
Common always gets a leg all to itself, you cannot run both legs of power to the speeds as the speeds are on the Run winding, that is a direct short, and you cant run a leg to Start or it will turn backwards! This is how we unlock compressor's that get stuck!
1 leg or power ALWAYS goes to Common.
The remaining leg of power, say it is L2, it goes to the speed desired or if a single speed motor, it can go to the terminal on the Run capacitor that is wired to the Run winding, A Run capacitors terminals are Run and Start.
Note the capacitors leads coming from the motor are both brown, 1 has a white stripe
the capacitors leads are obvious in that respect as well as being the only 2 leads that have female type ends that are for sliding over the run capacitors terminals, it does not matter which lead goes to what terminal as long as both get their own.
The remaining leg of power we are calling L2 will be going to the speeds desired,
Cool uses High while Heat uses Low speed, High speed is controlled by a fan relay or fan board on the high speed terminal or cool.
While the low speed is controlled via temperature delay, time delay or a fan board on the low speed terminal or heat.
There is no need to get an exact replacement motor, as long as the shaft diameter, frame size, rotation, voltage & HP rating equal or better,
(you can go bigger HP, never smaller) you will be ok.
Some universal or trip saver motors have bushings for various shaft sizes, and an ability to reverse rotation by inverting a plugged set of leads. Belly bands are used for most applications so even if your OEM motor has built in motor mounts there is a belly band that can be used to replace that motor perhaps cheaper if not faster, some OEM motors can be days away from being available

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Gew9200LW duet dryer

If this is a 220 VAC dryer use a voltmeter at the wall plug. Chcking from common, usually the leg with the angled blade, to each of the hot legs, each with the straight blade. You need to have 110 VAC in both of these. If there is only 110 at one of the legs the motor will run but the element will not heat. If you find only one leg has 110 VAC try a new circuit breaker in the breaker box. If the breaker is bad it will appear to reset, but still not send current. If you have 110 on both legs check in the dryer for a burned off wire at the timer or element.

Jan 06, 2014 | Dryers

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LP126HD3A rated for 265 volts AC single phase I have 240V ac single phase, how can I use this unit on 240V ac

You'd need to supply a "Buck-Boost" transformer to do this properly. Technically, the 265 VAC is one hot leg and neutral of a 480 VAC 3 Phase Y system that measures 277 VAC. The 265 number comes from this:

265 is the standard nameplate voltage for a 277 volt motor or AC unit.

230 is standard name plate for 240.
200 is standard name plate for 208
460 is standard name plate for 480.
110 is standard name plate for 120.

Most electricians call the hot leg / neutral circuit "277V AC".

Some popular "Buck-Boost" transformers will convert 208 to 240 and 240 to 208 volt systems, and 240 to 277 and 277 to 240 volt systems - among many other variations. These are auto-transformers as the primary secondary windings share a connection. KVA ratings differ significantly from name plate because of this fact. You should contact a qualified electrician to not only size, but wire the transformer for you. Failure to install a Buck-Boost transformer - and running this unit on 240V AC mains will cause premature failure of motors - fans and compressor due to overheating. This can also result in a fire hazard.

I hope this helps and good luck!

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Need to know which is pos and neg. L1 or l2?

Pos and negative are DC voltage terms. And that pump is a 220 VAC pump. L1 and L2 are the two HOT terminals - so you will have 110 VAC on one leg and 110 VAC on the other leg and it doesn't really matter which HOT you put on which leg.

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No dryer or washer control will start the unit running. appears no power...we checked for 240v at plug it ok...

Check the 240 vac again, but measure each leg to neutral while attempting to start the appliance. Each "leg" should measure approx. 120 VAC< (half of the total voltage) and should not change when the unit is started.I think you will find that the two 120 VAC legs will read OK until start up. If the voltage value on one leg drops to 60 VAC or less and the other leg increases by the same amount, Then there is a problem with the neutral wire or the connection between the ground of your appliances and earth ground. This is very common, particularly manufactured homes. Most dryers, for example, use 240 VAC to run the heating element, but also use 120 VAC (one leg of the 240) to provide power to operate the control panel. So... every time a start is attempted, the line becomes unbalanced, the 120 VAC to the control panel suddenly drops, the control panel resets, removing the load, the 240 VAC line becomes balanced again and appears normal.

Jan 07, 2010 | Washing Machines

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If you are wiring a Taylor machine to three phase power and you have a "wild leg" or "high leg" you must place the high voltage leg on L3. This will keep the higher voltage out of the control circuits of the machine. To clarify what a high leg is, it is created in three phase applications where a certain type of transformer is used. It creates two normal power legs, 110-120 and one leg that is only useful with another leg of power. If measured to nuetral or ground a wild leg will measure considerebly higher than the other legs. Hope this is helpful

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