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  1. #1
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    Can someone please give me a clear-cut method for swapping a condenser fan motor on a unit which was equipped with a dual-run capacitor? Assuming the compressor uses 3 wires and one leg from the contactor is jumpered to the common terminal of the capacitor, it must be therefore impossible to use the 4-wire method for the fan, right? So, does it matter which wire I use for the fan terminal on the capacitor--brown or brown/white, as most motors have them colored? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    The brown and white wire and the "not black wire" are the same wire inside the motor. Just tape off the unused brown and white wire and wire it the same way as original.
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  3. #3
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    It matters.

    The brown white is actually the same lead as the yellow or white (depending on the voltage) in the motor. So don't connect it when wiring as a 3 wire.
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  4. #4
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    Okay, thanks. Does anyone know where I can see this in schematic form?

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    try fasco.com

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