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Hi I am replacing pool pump motor (O A Smith ¾ hp) and hooking it to 230 ground fault. I set lug to 230on motor. I have line 1 – line 2 and green screw on frame of motor, it also has another lug that didn’t have a screw on it?? On the under side of that lug it has a purple wire going to the inside of the motor. Question is what is that lug for and do I use it?? From fuse panel in house I have a 4 wires going to motor white black red and bare ground. My breaker in panel is ground fault. Thanks for any help someone could give me.

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I think the lug with no screw is for 110 volt? Don't know, but your 2 wires in, black and red are both hot, each one to the lugs,line 1 and 2, the bare wire gets bolted on outside of the motor and jumped to another ground somewhere, and the white wire, goes to a lug marked B?,,, check that one. I went to the web site and they want you to know if you do it wrong, no guarantee, so check out the frame number, then look up your motor and go by the label.

http://www.pool1.com/motor.asp Hope this helps.

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In this case you are going to be better off consulting a electrician to help you with this issue. There are to many risk involved in getting someone to assist you over the internet with this. If someone tells you the wrong wire placement and you get hurt or pop the fuse in your house you are now looking at that much more work,

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