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Old 09-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #31
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Pardon my ignorance, do the browns go to the 'FAN', 'C' or 'HERM' Terminals on the capacitor? They are currently connected to the 'FAN' which has 4 prongs. The orange from the contactor is connected to the 'C' on the capacitor, and PURPLE from compressor to the 'HERM' on capacitor. Just want to make sure I get this right and don't fry anything. Thanks in advance. If you needs pics or more info. please let me know.
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Ok...it was too dark last night for me to finish this up so I went back today. The connector I have says T1, T3 and L1, L3. The T3 has the red and orange hooked up to it, but has a spare prong next to the red (refer to picture) Thanks again for your help JJBoy, and by the way I'm in Cedar Park if you want to swing by
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UPDATE....the wiring does not work. I connected the WHITE from the fan to the connector and when I turned it the motor hummed and did nothing. Back to the diagrams.

UPDATE.....I looked further at the diagrams/pictures JJboy posted and I made some changes. According to the one diagram The 'O' wire from the fan motor should go the 'C' on the capacitor. Seeing as I do not have an 'O' wire from the fan motor and have a WHITE instead, I connected it to the 'C' on the capacitor and the motor started to run. The compressor started to get hot so I turned it off. Is it the compressor suppose to get hot, and if so, how hot is too hot? The last thing I want is more trouble with the AC. Thanks in advance for all the help.
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You can try to tape off Brown with white wire.
Connect Brown wire to FAN (dual Capacitor) and White wire to C (dual capacitor )
Get a extra wire and connect to C (Dual Capacitor) and connect the another end to the contactor (T3). Black wire will be connected to (T1).

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Is the way it's hooked up now the wrong way? It works and the fan spins, cold air comes out. If it is wrong, and works but will cause the motor to burn out or other issues I'll try the way you mentioned. Might take you up on Sunday if that doesn't do the trick.
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Is the way it's hooked up now the wrong way? It works and the fan spins, cold air comes out. If it is wrong, and works but will cause the motor to burn out or other issues I'll try the way you mentioned. Might take you up on Sunday if that doesn't do the trick.

If is working and the fan motor is not getting hot. I think, you fixed the problem. If you have a clamp meter, you can check the amp draw to make sure is under manufacturing specification.
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Thanks. I'll let it run for a while and check the motor. If it's too hot I'll change out the wiring and see what happens. No clamp meter so I can't test. Thanks for all the help.
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Everything seems to be working in the config you gave me. (fingers crossed)

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let the way it was working
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How do I know if it's really fixed? The other wire configs work as well, is the only to find out for sure is to test with the clamp meter? If so, what wires need to be tested and where can I get the numbers?
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How do I know if it's really fixed? The other wire configs work as well, is the only to find out for sure is to test with the clamp meter? If so, what wires need to be tested and where can I get the numbers?
Get the amp draw from Fan motor black wire. Check the label for Fan Motor FLA. The amp draw should be less the Fan motor FLA number
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Sounds good. If I can get hold of a clamp meter I'll check. So far so good. AC still running. Thanks again.
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Thank you all sooooo much. I only blew the breaker once before I got it right! Thanks for the link to http://www.diychatroom.com/members/j...ls/5630-motor/
and the discussion about the various wirings.
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i have an emerson ka55hxeea-711 and am trying to replace it with a ao smith universal fd6000. the emerson has three wires and the ao smith has six. can some one please help me figure out how to wire this up?

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