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Hi ! I have a Kenmore central vacuum (model # 34326), 3 inlet valves on different floors. the inlet valves on the second and third floors are already connected. I need to connect the inlet valve located in the basement near the vaccun cleaner. There is one cable on the third floor with 4 wires, black and red on one screw and yellow and green on the other. This is OK. There are two cables on the second flloor, The black and red wires of the two cables are connected together on the same screw and the yellow and green wires of the two cables are connected together on the same screw. This is OK I have two electrical cables in the basement one has a red and black wire and is directly connected to the vaccum. The other coming from the second floor has a red,black,green and yellow wire and must also be connected to a central vacuum inlet valve. I must attach the wires to two screws located on the inlet valve but I can't seem to figure out how to connect the different wires together. Thanks for your help.

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By your description it seems that You have telephone wire used. You only need two low voltage wires to complete the circuit to turn on the power to the central vacuum unit. The low voltage wires must be arranged so that when you insert the hose into any valve it closes the circuit. You will wire it as if the black and red are just one wire and the green and yellow are the other, they are actually doing exactly the same as if you only had two wires.

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cannot be done you would be using the same side of the line and it would be a direct short

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You should unscrew the small back panel, on the undercover should be a scetch of the wiring.
If not the three red are live, black is neutral and the g/y is earth, from number 5 to 1 connect as follows: 5 and 4-black,3,2,1 red and look for a screw type fitting or green wires to connect earth.
Its important to connect earth before operating the stove as it cuold lead to serious injury if not connected.
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The following link will explain this for you:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r793520-3_prong_4_prong_power_cord_conversion

As stated in the link, the WHITE wire from the power cord should be connected to the other WHITE wire at the terminal block and NOT grounded to the equipment frame. The neutral wires are to be connected at the terminal block only. The extra white wire you mention, may be a jumper wire that originally jumpered the neutral to the equipment frame from the 3-wire configuration. This wire may be reconnected to the frame with the GREEN (ground) wire from the power cord. I hope this helps you. If you still have questions, please let me know.

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One of these wires is contains permanent live, neutral and earth. The other wil be heating on and hot water on, the earth on this wire will probably not be used.
you will have to trace the wiring back or test it!! Be carefull!!

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Posted by phil55555 on Apr 23, 2008
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Hello,
I would advise you to ALWAYS to FIRST UNPLUG YOUR VACUUM before beginning any service procedure.
Not @ first, try to get a central vacuum cuff and go to each and every inlet / outlet down the basement and put the cuff in the inlet – the central vac should come on and possibly might unclog the pipe, 2nd, try taking another canister type vacuum while the central vac is running and open the inlet door and try to “pull apart the clog in the pipe” – this does work upon occasion if not you can try a plumbers snake – but be careful because the walls of the pvc pipe are thin wall and you don’t want to poke a hole in the pipe or other wise you will have to replace the pipe. The absolute last resort should be to replace the pipe if all other do not work. Feel free to contact your local vacuum dealer in your area or in the yellow pages , or contact the factory @ the phone #’s listed below:
http://nutone.com --- Customer Service
NuTone Inc.
9825 Kenwood Road Suite 301
Cincinnati, OH 45242
In U.S.A. call:
1-888-336-3948 for Customer Service
1-888-336-6151 for Technical Support

In Canada call: 1-888-882-7626

Thanks, Don – The Vac Man
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