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Old 01-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Have an outdoor motor with a plug that needs replaced. It has 2 heavy gage black, white and green wires. I am assuming both black wires are interchangeable, is this correct?

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Ayuh,... Both blacks are Hot, the white is common, 'n the green is ground...

Yes, which black which side, don't matter...

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What is the motor on?
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Ayuh,... Both blacks are Hot, the white is common, 'n the green is ground...

Yes, which black which side, don't matter...
240v motors don't have a "common", or more accurately a neutral.
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Thats why im wondering whats its on
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Open the junction box on the motor and see how its connected. Also write down EVERYTHING on the motor nameplate and post that here along with the picture of the connections in the motor j-box. This could be a dual voltage motor and thats why you have a white wire.

Or, find the exact cord/plug and connect and attach it like the old one.

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