Question about AO Smith 1 1/2 HP 115/230V 56C Replacement Motor
Just replaced the old motor with new 230V and pool company didn't re-connect the electrical pig-tails. I have a ground and an L1 and L2 terminal on motor and a set of 4 wire leads. Ground plus neutral and 2 orange (high and Low) Seems to me that the company did not sale me a 2 speed motor
What's the source of the info that the two orange wires are Low & High?
Orange is an unusual color, but I'd say, with 99.999% certainty, that if you put a voltmeter across the two orange wires, it'll read 220 volts (nominal).
The two orange and one white lead give you the ability to run @ 110 volts -- there will be 110 volts between one orange and white and also the other orange and white.
For this motor you only need the two orange wires which will give you 220 volts between the two. Cap off the neutral/white wire (not needed) & connect the two orange wires, one to L1 and one to L2 on the motor (L = Line). And don't forget to connect the ground...
P.S. You should also have a GFCI on this circuit.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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