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Old 10-16-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I have a question about wiring a replacement 1/4 230 split capacitor motor.

The motor I have has 4 wires, two for line voltage and two to the run capacitor. The one I'm replacing has 3 wires, two wires for line voltage and one wire to the capacitor and the other wire is going to one of the line voltage. My question is how do I wire this in?

Thanks for any information

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Old 10-16-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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I did a better search and found my answer. Looks like I will need to get the new capacitor. I wasn't sure if I could wire it up to the dual capacitor, but read where I can't.

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Old 10-16-2008, 11:42 PM   #3
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You read wrong.
It can be wired as a 3 or 4 wire motor.
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You read wrong.
It can be wired as a 3 or 4 wire motor.
Could you tell me how?
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Look at the 2 brown wires.
One has a white strip.
Its connects to the same internal point in the motor as the white wire.

Cap off its end(brown with white strip). And now you have the same wiring configeration as if it only had 3 wires.

How do you know the combination cap is good though?
It may be just a bad cap.
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Look at the 2 brown wires.
One has a white strip.
Its connects to the same internal point in the motor as the white wire.

Cap off its end(brown with white strip). And now you have the same wiring configeration as if it only had 3 wires.

How do you know the combination cap is good though?
It may be just a bad cap.
Thanks for the information. I bought the cap about 2 months ago.
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I figured knowing computer programming theory was more lucrative.... I was right.

Man, talk about poking a guy in the eye after he gives you hand.

It was a tradesman who told you how to fix that wiring. Not your computer skills.

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It's completely reasonable to make the statement I did as I am the person with the expertise. And i if you felt threatened by a expression of fulfillment because I am in a position to offer informed advice, then that's on you.
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