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Old 07-25-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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I know this topic has been covered in this forum and I have read through all the related threads I could find. However the motor I purchased to replace my faulty one has 4 wires which are Black/Red/Orange/Blue

My old one had three wires: Black/Red/Light Brown.

All of the motors I have read about seem to have brown, brown w/ white stripe, black, red, yellow.

I am trying to figure out what these wires are used for so I can get my A/C working again.

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I believe that it is as follows

red = (+)
black = (-)
orange/blue = capacitor.

Is this right?


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The label shows the schematic. What is the model?

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The schematic on the unit is for a three wire and I have a new capacitor. The existing capacitor is a dual setup and is rated much higher 45 vs 5 mfd.
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I'm talking about the label on the motor
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ahhh...

Well at least I was right. Thanks.
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Here is the diagram
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You need to cap off the red wire
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Not sure what you mean by "cap off".
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Not sure what you mean by "cap off".
You don't need the red wire. The black wire goes to one side of the contactor.

You need a jumper to connect the capacitor to another side of the contactor.

Blue and Orange goes to capacitor
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I thought we were getting somewhere...

How will I complete the circuit if the red wire is not connected?
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Do I connect power to the capacitor terminal with the orange wire?
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I thought we were getting somewhere...

How will I complete the circuit if the red wire is not connected?

Red is low speed
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Do I connect power to the capacitor terminal with the orange wire?

Orange and blue you connect to the capacitor. You need another wire to connect the capacitor to the contactor
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Awesome. Thanks. I got it now. Glad I asked so many questions, that motor wouldn't have like me very much.
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Awesome. Thanks. I got it now. Glad I asked so many questions, that motor wouldn't have like me very much.

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