Question about Smith AO Pool Pump Motor
I have a new A O Smith Century LASAR 115 volt Motor and need guidance on which connectors to wire to.
There is a green screw and two other screws. green is ground and the others two are universal, it's not like a DC motor.
Posted on Feb 25, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Faulty centrifugal switch, internal, faulty, temp sensor, internal, faulty start run capacitor (If used). bad brushes, (If any) Faulty Winding.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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,
Posted on May 05, 2010
SOURCE: Pool pump 3/4 hp wiring
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.
Posted on May 06, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you this was all I needed was the link that you give me. It showed the wireing digramof the motor. Thanks Max B"
Here is a great pdf file for AO Smith motors. This covers other types of motors too but does give a few views of the starting switch mechanism.
Posted on Oct 01, 2010
SOURCE: Help! Just opened my pool and the pump/motor (which is only 2 years old) is very noisy. Sounds like it could be the bearings. Do call someone to the house, disconnect and take to a repair shop, ord
Disassemble the pump to the point where you can see the whole impeller. Then turn the power back on to verify that it is the bearings, and not trapped debris causing the noise. If it is the bearings the short answer is to replace the motor.
Bearing failure is usually related to a leak at the pump seal. This results from either a faulty seal installation, or the pump running excessively hot (from running w/o water).
When replacing the motor carefully examine the seal plate (where the seal is set) front and back for any cracks or deformity. If the new seal doesn't set exactly, it will leak.
Posted on Apr 04, 2013
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