I have a 1 hp motor that I want to deploy for my drum sander. I know
squat about motor wiring. The motor draws about 13 amps at 110, so I
bought 12 gauge. Opening the wiring access panel reveals one free white
wire and one free yellow wire and a ground screw. Several other wires
are joined together by wire nuts. The wiring plate informs me that the
motor direction can be reversed by moving two wires to different posts.
The posts are nowhere to be found in the wiring access panel.
There is another panel that houses the capacitator. So ... I want to
make sure I am wiring this correctly, that the motor is set to 110
rather than 220. I have not removed the capacitator, but guess that is
my next step.
Finally, I don't want to burn out the motor -- or fry myself in the process.
All instructions, suggestions will be appreciated.