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Wiring a Replacement HVAC Blower Motor for an American Standard Heat Pump Air Handler

I undertook what I thought would be a straight forward task.... Needless to say I have run into an issue that I need some help with. The replacement motor is a century 4ka35 motor with the ...
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Is DC Pedestal fan motor whine normal at low speed?

I have a brand new DC motor pedestal fan with 12 speeds. At the very low speeds the motor makes a whiny bearing type noise. Is this normal for low voltage DC fans?
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Is my control board bad?

I have a Goodman evaporator/gas heating unit that runs the central fan motor constantly after it is powered up a couple of seconds. This happens regardless of what wires are hooked to the control ...
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What gauge wire for 1HP pool pump?

Have a 1hp 11 amp above ground pool pump that is going to be about 50 feet away from the breaker. Will 12 gauge wire be enough to run it? Photo of the pump can be seen at link below https://photos....
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Motorizing a manual crank-type casement window

I've got a couple of crank-open casement windows that are rather annoying to get to. I would like to motorize them. I searched for existing solutions and found them all to be ludicrously expensive. ...
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New condenser fan motor burned out

AC technician replaced my condenser fan (through a home warranty service). The new fan worked for 5 min and stopped working after that. the fan motor was extremely hot (180F or more) The old fan motor ...
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Unthreaded holes for AC fan motor mounting screws?

My AC is not working. It is a Trane AC (Model 2TTB0030A1000AA). In the process of diagnosis I tried replacing the capacitor, and that did not help. I tested the fan blades and they no longer spin ...
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How to automate a window to open & closed by remote commands

I'm a software developer. I would like to be able to open and close my window automatically when there is a noise outside. So first I need a Wifi Microphone, that will stream the audio to my PC. Then ...
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Dryer keeps stopping - replace motor?

I inherited a Kenmore 80 Series gas dryer from the previous owners of my house. If I put it on a timed dry cycle for 80 minutes, it usually stops before the 80 minutes are up. Sometimes, when I press ...
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Can't find the release for this wiring harness connector

I am unable to unlock any "tabs". The video text just says use a slot screwdriver to release the locking tabs. Any help is appreciated.
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What's wrong with my replacement fan motor?

I have one of those integrated bathroom 3-in-1 ceiling units (light, heat and exhaust fan). Recently the fan spontaneously stopped working. I took the unit down to inspect the fan motor and took it ...
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KDW60X16 Dishwasher - Not Pumping Water (Wash Pump)

I have the KDW60X16 dishwasher, and two days ago it started making a whirring noise. It will fill and drain fine - But will not spray/move water at all. The motor makes a 'humming/buzzing' noise when ...
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Wiring new range hood exhaust fan motor

Now, my current range hood exhaust fan motor has 3 wires coming from the harness, a red wire, a white wire and a black wire. The NEW motor only has 2 black wires coming off of it- how do I hook it up?
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Why would my microwave continually rotate when connected to a voltage stabilizer which is also used for a refrigerator?

When I connected my microwave oven to a voltage stabilizer which is being used for refrigerator,the microwave oven motor starts working without any functions provided.The motor keeps on rotating at ...
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Why is my Panasonic Whisper series bath fan starting up so slowly?

I recently had a Panasonic Whisper Series bath fan installed in my bathroom by a plumbing/HVAC company and wired up by a separate electrician. The fan starts up extremely slowly: it sounds like ...
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Is adding a Time Delay/Dual Element Fuse a good idea for pump motor install

I have 240v circuit with 12awg wire that will service a 3/4hp motor (about 5amps max at 240v). That circuit is protected by a standard 20amp breaker. I was wondering if it is a good idea/warranted ...
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Water Distiller: Reassembly Issues

Recently the electric motor of my water distiller just stopped working (as discussed in other pages). After some struggle, I've finally found a new electric motor and was able to make the appliance ...
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Electric Motor: Spark and Repair Issues

I'm trying to repair a shaded pole induction motor from a home appliance. However, each time I connect the motor to the power outlet there is a spark in the same place (I've already tried 2x): ...
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Electric Fan not Working

I have a water distiller which the electric fan suddenly just stopped working (thankfully I was near by to shutdown everything, otherwise ...). Prior to the failure everything was working fine, there ...
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How do I connect this saw's motor to 220 volts?

I finally found a motor for an old DeWalt radial arm saw but I don't understand the diagrams on the motor plate. I want to run it at 220 volts but without terminals I'm not sure about which wires go ...
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DIY wind turbine? [closed]

I have just acquired a small treadmill dc motor and I have an old car battery. ` I'm looking to set up a small wind turbine or hydro turbine to charge the battery, but I'm getting stuck on the ...
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Why has my ceiling fan's speed become slower?

We have owned a Minka Aire ceiling fan for about 4 years and it has been great overall; running for 24hrs a day. It has 3 settings and when we initially purchased the fan; the speed was noticeable ...
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Identify Hot and Neutral Line on Vintage Clock

I am working on a vintage clock, and in order to make it safer, I would like to replace the cord with a more modern UL-approved cord. First things first, I am trying to identify the hot and neutral ...
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Draft Inducer replacement motor part number

The draft inducer motor in my Payne furnace started making a whining sound the other night, so I ordered a replacement from Ebay. My part number is HC21ZE121A, and the motor I got is missing the 'A' ...
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Is it reasonable to convert a general purpose motor and pump for a sump pump?

TLDR: I have a 120V 1/4 HP general purpose motor with pump head attached (with female threaded connections for input and output). Could I keep this pump/motor above ground and run PVC from the pump ...
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Removing the vibration from a loud motor

VIDEO showing my situation below... I have an electric heater in my garage and the fan motor is vibrating, resulting in a lot of noise. I noticed that if I press my finger against the back of the ...
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Why were only some of my tools damaged when connected to a 240V receptacle?

I live in the US and recently bought a home. There are several electrical outlets in my garage. I have recently had two tools that have burned up and gone to an early grave. It turns out that the ...
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HVAC indoor fan stuck buzzing

My old Sanyo SAP-KRV123EHA had a noisy ball bearing in the indoor fan unit. Since Sanyo is no longer making these units I tried replacing the fan bearing with ceramic ones. After assembling the motor, ...
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Can i fix or run my 110V pedestal fan on 220V?

I have an old table-fan that I bought years ago and was rated for 110V. During the checkout process, it the option of choosing 110V or 220V and I made the mistake of choosing 110V. I haven't been able ...
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Dishwasher drain pump and circuitry diagnostics

Dishwasher is not draining. Error code "d02" on display on start of cycle. No sound from the drain pump. Has lived and operated near Paris for some years, with hard water. "pompe de vidange" - French ...
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How can I repair a ceiling fan that hums, but doesn't turn?

The ceiling fan/light has power. The lights work, but the fan doesn't turn even though it hums. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
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Getting rid of ozone and/or burning plastic smell left over from a dead box fan

Almost had a housefire a few weeks back. We left a Lasko box fan (that we use for white noise while sleeping) on during the day and when we went to go to bed there was a horrible burning smell coming ...
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Electric Lawnmower - Is The Problem With the Mower or the Extension Cord?

I have an electric lawnmower that's about 8 years old. I use a 100-foot extension cord with it that's probably 20 years old. While mowing the other day, I smelled a faint electrical smell. When I ...
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How to stop a screaming pellet stove?

I'm having trouble thinking of how else to describe the sound that our pellet stove is making. It is a piercingly high pitched sound that appears to come from the blower. Here's a video with ...
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5hp 230v single phase motor popping 30amp breaker

I have a 5hp 230 single phase Leeson motor on my bandsaw. I ran a 30' circuit from a 30amp breaker in the panel to a NEMA 14-30 plug using 10AWG wire. From there, I have a 10-foot 10AWG cord to the ...
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220v 30amp 4 Wire to 3 Wire Bandsaw

I just got a bandsaw with the 5hp motor that requires a 220v 30amp single phase connection. I have it up and running with a three wire dryer cable to my dryer receptacle. When researching requirements ...
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Loft elevator for human

Im thinking of implementing simple lift system to carry goods as well as a single person into the attic. 250Kg capacity electric hoist is good enough for this pupose but im concerned about safely ...
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My Porter-Cable Air Compressor is drawing too many amps

I recently was given a 6hp 25 gal Porter-Cable Air Compressor (CPF6025VP) that kicks out my 20 amp breaker at around 80psi and will not restart with even 20 psi in the tank. I measured the amp draw ...
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Blower Motor Single “Stutter” when Condenser comes online

I recently moved into a new home. This home has two stories and each story has its own AC system. Both units were replaced about 2 years ago. Both units are 3 ton Carrier Units. Everything is ...
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Adjusting speed of a kitchen range hood motor

I have a range hood in my kitchen that moves air from a 6 in pipe reduced down to a 4 in pipe. This causes air flow turbulence which makes the operation noisy and inefficient. I'm thinking that if i ...
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Connecting Motor wiring

I'm trying to connect Live Wires (L/N/G) to this electric blind receiver and can't figure out the way to do it. Motor Has 4 Wires Blue = Neutral Black = Direction 1 (I assume UP or Down) Brown = ...
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Following this simple diagram what wire goes where?

These are the available wires: This is the diagram on how to connect them to 110v And that's the plug I want to use with that fan. Now the diagram seems clear: Brown takes 1 line black, white, ...
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Power Drill emits a bright spark and stops. Can fix?

I have one of these and I recently lent it to someone. Now when I tried it after a while, it runs for a second or two (if I press the trigger all the way), and then emits a bright spark or two from ...
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Connecting the motor to 12/2 wire and a 6 position dial in an evaporative swamp cooler

I'm connecting a new evaporation cooler to an existing 6 position wall dial using the existing wiring. The idiot owner who wired the original cooler put in 12/2 Romex, intead of 12/3 for the motor (...
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How do I Test a Dishwasher Pump Motor

My Whirlpool WDT720PADM dishwasher stopped functioning properly last night. It will run through a full cycle, filling, draining, heating, soap door opens and steam vent opens at the end. While running,...
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Plugging compressor into 240v dryer plug (NEMA 10-30R)

I've recently received a compressor that has a NEMA 6-50P plug on it. I would like to plug it into my current dryer receptacle which is a NEMA 10-30R. Voltage and amperage-wise, I think everything ...
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How much power/electricity should my central air's blower fan use?

Main Question I've already visited this similar, but different question and saw a commenter mention that about 500W seems appropriate for blower fan of an HVAC system. The past few months we've had ...
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How long should I run my pool pump for?

How frequently/long for should I run my pool pump? it's a standard single speed 1.5 hp electric motor pump. I've heard different answers from various people and I am left wondering what is correct. ...
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What should I do if my vacuum trips my AFCI device?

I have a vacuum that trips the AFCI device of the circuit that services my bedroom. The vacuum has some age on it, and there is some wear on the motor's commutator. This wear causes electrical ...
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Condenser dual capacitors - run or start?

I understand the purpose of a run capacitor. And I understand the purpose of a start capacitor. I understand the concept of a dual capacitor. With respect to HVAC condenser unit dual capacitors ...