Yesterday, I took the motor to a motor repair shop and asked a few
questions. I felt really awkward and stupid about my questions.
The guy suggested taking apart the motor and replacing the wires with
longer lengths, or using a crimp-down insulated tube (sorry, don't know
the proper term for this) to splice on another length of wire. I got
the feeling it's just "do whatever works".
(In normal residential home wiring, there are certain practices that
inspectors look for to see that a wiring job is done safely. I thought
there were similar practices when hooking up motors, hence my
Yes, I was told this by a coworker.
The repair shop guy said the slight plucking noise I hear when I rotate
the shaft manually might be that switch. He couldn't confirm without
opening up the motor.
There are two bolted-down attachment points, each one with three
prongs. One has L1 and one of the starter leads, the other L2 and the
other starter lead. The third prong is for power.
Thanks, I'll look for these.
There was a bumpy section on the case that the guy identified as the
grounding symbol (It was "upside down" from how I would usually draw
it.) He said to use an existing case screw (outside the wiring panel),
or to attach to a hole in the case inside the panel (I'd have to tap my
own threads into that hole).
Thanks for your help, whit3rd. I appreciate it!
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