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Old 05-10-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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I replaced the old Fan motor and capatitor on my ComfortMaker.

I have everything hooked up accept for the wires I am stumped. I made sure all the wires went back to the correct places. Please help, let me know what info you need.

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Which wires don't you know where they connect to?

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I have everything hooked up accept for the wires I am stumped
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"I made sure all the wires went back to the correct places."

Please clarify.
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"I made sure all the wires went back to the correct places."

Please clarify.
They're all ran back to the electrical compartment. LOL
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They're all ran back to the electrical compartment. LOL
There are three wires coming from the fan Black White and Brown.

Brown went to the capacitor, but I do not know where the other two wires go.
The old motor had Brown Black and Red. I tried all combinations of what I thought would work.

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Ok, now we're getting somewhere. We now know you have a 3 wire motor, and not a 4 wire motor. Whcih each wire up differently.

Hoop the white wire to the same capacitor terminal thats connected to the contactor. Connect the brown wire to the opposite capacitor terminal.

Connect the black wire to the other terminal of the contactor(the one that the capacitor isn't wired up to.

If the motor runs backwards. Switch the white and brown wires on the cap.
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Ok, now we're getting somewhere. We now know you have a 3 wire motor, and not a 4 wire motor. Whcih each wire up differently.

Hoop the white wire to the same capacitor terminal thats connected to the contactor. Connect the brown wire to the opposite capacitor terminal.

Connect the black wire to the other terminal of the contactor(the one that the capacitor isn't wired up to.

If the motor runs backwards. Switch the white and brown wires on the cap.
What is the contactor, Man I am confused. The Capacitor has three sections to it. One says Fan, Ones says HERM not sure what the other says. Do you have pictures.
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No I don'.

You connect the brown wire to the capacitor terminal marked fan.
The terminal you don't know the marking of, is C. Connect the white wire there.
The black wire goes to the contactor. That is the other device in that panel that has the wires from your electric service going to it. Put the wire on the opposite terminal that the capacitors C terminal is connected to.
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They're all ran back to the electrical compartment. LOL
You bad. . .

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