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stevea295 09-15-2008 07:42 PM

Ac GearMotor Wiring Help
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I am replacing a motor that runs my swimming pool cover. The new motor is a Dayton Gearmotor 110v,1/4hp. Model # is 1LPP4. THe motor is designed to run in both directions with the direction controlled by a Cutler motor controller. The controller has 6 wires from it to the motor. I need asistance in placing the wires on the motor control board. I have attached a schematic of the motor and the wires. I have been able to get the motor to run in the forward direction with only the black & white + ground wires conected. The wildcard in this is I think the blue jumper wire on the motor needs to be moved once the Reverse wires are connected. Any help would be appreciated or direction to a website that might digram this.

joed 09-15-2008 08:04 PM

The blue stays. The directions tell you to interchange black and red to reverse direction. Need more info on the controller to know how to connect it.

stevea295 09-15-2008 10:31 PM

Forward side of the controller has the black and red wires. Reverse side of the controller has the orange & teal wires. Neutral and ground make up the rest. I have tried leaving the blue wire, no reverse rotation. Moving the blue wire to Terminal "A" on the motor allows reverse but at reduced power. I hope that clarifies.

J. V. 09-16-2008 09:53 AM

Need CH. controller wiring diagram. It will clear this up for you. As you can see all the controller does is interchange two wires. It might have some motor protection built in also.

stevea295 09-16-2008 11:31 AM

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Here is a crude diagram of the Cutler motor controller. THe old motor worked fine with this wiring configuration. I hope this helps clarify.

J. V. 09-17-2008 10:55 AM

Crude is an understatement. Where is the operator. I'm am sorry that I personally require a schematic or personally inspecting this type of setup to answer your question.
Can't the manufacturer or supplier help you with this? Since it will run in one direction, is possible the operator is the problem and not the controller. By "operator" i mean the switch or knob or button you physically tell the controller which way to go.
Does the controller have limit switches in it so the cover stops at the right place.
If you supply me with all of the nameplate info on the controller, I may be able to find the drawing online. Lets make sure this is wired correctly, that gearmotor is almost $400.00

stevea295 09-17-2008 08:56 PM

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I have attached a "non-crude" diagram from the controller's website. The controller is working fine as I can hook up the old motor and it rotates properly in both directions,but the gears are shot in the gearhead.Wiring panel/board on the new motor is different and I don't want to "fry" this motor by hooking up the wiring incorrectly.Supplier & Manufacturer have been no help.

joed 09-18-2008 09:39 AM

Everything you need is right there. Use the drawing on the right. Your first drawing of the motor shows the T terminals on the motor. This drawing shows where to connect those T terminals to the switch.

L1 and L2 are you hot and neutral wires.

J. V. 09-18-2008 11:06 AM

Does that clear this up for you. You have everything you need to wire up your gearmotor now.
Take the motor drawing along with the controller drawing and it is quite clear. Let us know.....John
Thanks joed.

stevea295 09-19-2008 09:10 AM

Thanks for all the help. The motor is now working in both directions. The original configuration on the controller was different, so I think that is what threw me off. Thanks again for the input and assistance.

J. V. 09-19-2008 10:35 AM

Good going Steve. We knew you could do it.

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