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Electrician needed

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by BLZN4FN, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a used air compressor off Craigs list but the motor was not wired. So I tryed to hook up the green,white,brown wire. It turns on but the motor does not spinn fast enough. So if you know how to wire my Compressor or know of a person that can please let me know.
     
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    nutsthename 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Is it a dual voltage motor? 110/220?
     
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    Is it a belt drive? If it is, try removing the belt and firing it up. Does the motor turn over by hand freely? Maybe bad bearings. If its dual voltage, should be marked on the cover.
     
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    Sounds like you're running a 220V motor at 110V. Though it's difficult to say w/o looking at it. If the motor is rated at 110 and it's running too slow, I would imagine that you'd smell or see burnt windings or something of the like. Are you running two separate 110V legs and one neutral/ ground?
     

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