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Hi ... bought a 10 HP (40 amp) single phase electric motor for my mill. I have pics but can't upload for some reason (maybe because of my account type? not sure). Anyway, there are 4 wires - 2 hot (Black, Red), 1 neutral (White) and 1 ground (bare copper). However, When I took the cover off the back of the motor I noticed that the white wire is not connected and has been taped off (quite obvious from the taping that it was done deliberately - this is not just a wire that has slipped off). Is there a particular reason for that to be done?