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Old 02-16-2009, 08:42 AM   #16
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It's a 120 volt motor so the white would be the neutral and red/black would be hots, depending on the speed.

Hook up the red and white, turn it on and make note of the speed, then disconnect the red and hook the black up and make note of the speed. You'll be able to tell which one was low/high. Yes just cap the one you don't use. Since it has an insulated spade connector, you could just put some tape over it.
This is exactly what my plan is, thank you for confirming!
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:35 AM   #17
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Ok it has been too long since I last used a multimeter. Here are the pictures of the wires:

http://www.hvffl.com/images/hav88/wires.jpg

How exactly do I use the multimeter? Black lead goes to ground, red lead to the wire? When I do that I get wacky readings. Which settings do I use?
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:42 AM   #18
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is that pic a box for the switch? i'm confused. how do those wires correspond/relate to the motor? was that the input power before?

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:48 AM   #19
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The box covered the old motor. Those two wires were attached to the motor before.
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ok then, one goes to the white neutral on the motor, and the other goes to either black, or red for slower. test red first and see if it seems the same speed as it was before, if not try black.

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i'd have capped the black wire to designate it before removing the old motor, i hope you did similar.

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i'd have capped the black wire to designate it before removing the old motor, i hope you did similar.

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No, unfortunately, I did not cap the wire. That would have been the smart thing. So now I am trying to test it to find out which is hot and which is neutral, but I am not getting good readings on the multimeter. My question was around how exactly to test?
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can't see very well from the pic, but i'd go back to the other end of the conduit and do a 'wiggle-find' with the hot from that end.
is this possible?

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Ok, I see a white wire capped with the black wire that goes into the conduit. I can trace that back - would that one be the neutral?
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sounds like, tug it a bit to identify it and MARK it as white this time... -=chuckle=-

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and please let us all know how it went.

of course, if it explodes in your face, catches your house on fire, or causes your genitalia to fall off, it ain't OUR fault! hehehehe

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Well I did the tug method as you suggested and was able to identify the hot line so hooking it up was easy after that! The wife had me keep it on the high setting (she's always cold) but when I installed it, the vibrations from it were pretty loud, so I had to take it out and hook up the low setting instead.

I marked the neutral line with white marker as well

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glad you got it up and working then.

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