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    Help installing new rheem fan motor.

    Hey, I am just wondering if anyone could give me a step by step on how to hook up my new fan motor. I was a dummy and didn't pay attention to how the old motor was hooked up. I have a protech 1/5 motor. My old motor had 3 wires and the new motor has 5 wires (black, purple, yellow, brown, orange). I also have a red jumper on the large capacitor which i know jumpers to the small capacitor. Also i have a orange jumper coming off the contactor which is contacting with a red wire coming from the compressor and a purple wire coming from the compressor. The wiring diagram i have is just confusing me and doesn't show how the compressor wire and other orange lead would hook up. I have looked and looked and cant find a complete wiring explanation of a fan motor. I would greatly appreciate any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueaccord19 View Post
    Hey, I am just wondering if anyone could give me a step by step on how to hook up my new fan motor. I was a dummy and didn't pay attention to how the old motor was hooked up. I have a protech 1/5 motor. My old motor had 3 wires and the new motor has 5 wires (black, purple, yellow, brown, orange). I also have a red jumper on the large capacitor which i know jumpers to the small capacitor. Also i have a orange jumper coming off the contactor which is contacting with a red wire coming from the compressor and a purple wire coming from the compressor. The wiring diagram i have is just confusing me and doesn't show how the compressor wire and other orange lead would hook up. I have looked and looked and cant find a complete wiring explanation of a fan motor. I would greatly appreciate any help.
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    Do you work in HVAC field.

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    Lord I'm so sorry........but you're screwed......you might be able to call a legit company to send a pro, but if you go any further I can smell it burn up from here...

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    No i do not...i actually do marine electrical, but this is a lot different than marine electrical. Sorry if this is strictly a hvac pros site, but just seeking help so i can get this stupid thing hooked up and get my ac back working. I have looked everywhere and haven't been able to find anything with a complete description, just the same wiring diagram i already have. I have an idea about how to hook it up, but just confused about having two capacitors and which wires go to the run capacitor and start capacitor. Yeh i might email the guy that i bought the motor from, just thought maybe someone on here might have done this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephy View Post
    Lord I'm so sorry........but you're screwed......you might be able to call a legit company to send a pro, but if you go any further I can smell it burn up from here...

    Read the rules no DIY........


    Yeh thats why i havent gone any further...sorry didnt read that rule. Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueaccord19 View Post
    Hey, I am just wondering if anyone could give me a step by step on how to hook up my new fan motor. I was a dummy and didn't pay attention to how the old motor was hooked up. I have a protech 1/5 motor. My old motor had 3 wires and the new motor has 5 wires (black, purple, yellow, brown, orange). I also have a red jumper on the large capacitor which i know jumpers to the small capacitor. Also i have a orange jumper coming off the contactor which is contacting with a red wire coming from the compressor and a purple wire coming from the compressor. The wiring diagram i have is just confusing me and doesn't show how the compressor wire and other orange lead would hook up. I have looked and looked and cant find a complete wiring explanation of a fan motor. I would greatly appreciate any help.
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    Last edited by k-fridge; 04-26-2011 at 08:17 PM.

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    There is a wiring diagram on the motor and the unit.
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    How many brown wires are there......
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    Please read the rules, No DIY allowed.

    Thread closed. To the OP, hope you get it worked out. You really should call a pro. Good luck.


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    Last edited by k-fridge; 04-26-2011 at 09:11 PM.

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