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Old 01-18-2013, 02:11 PM  
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This thread was posted well over two YEARS ago. The OP was last on a month after posting, on 11-05-2010 @ 12:13 AM.

quackenbush, your directions seem quite thorough, but the specific directions to the OP are falling on deaf eyes.


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Old 01-18-2013, 05:09 PM  
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In that case I hope the lurkers have benefited.



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Old 01-18-2013, 05:56 PM  
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In that case I hope the lurkers have benefited.
Quite possibly, but I find it funny how folks reply to two+ year old threads with explanations and directions to things, specifically to the OP.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:42 AM  
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If the repliers had seen how old this post was probably fewer would have answered because they would have decided that this was a sub-optimal use of their time.

But it is in the interest of the forum to have traffic.

Then in this example the interest of the forum and the interests of the posters are somewhat in conflict but it does not exactly seem to be a Zero Sum Game.

I think the Guv. should give me a grant to study this further.

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:25 PM  
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My government grants tells me that if I keep stirring this pot, I might get some answers too

I did end on a question. How DO you tell the start and run wires apart? This problem is NOt the same as the HVAC compressor solution. There are both a start and a run winding in the FDL3610TM and the capacitors are ALL across the START winding only. They don't switch out the winding, just the start caps.

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The schematic/pic of the two caps and the wires represented by yellow lines above my last post is wrongly wired. The "common wire" part is correct. But the Start caps are the two large ones, thus the "E" or Start wire goes to the opposite side of the common lead - or more properly, the opposite side/pole of the jumpers that lead to the common wire. The "O" or RUN wire, coming from the motor, leads into the smaller RUN capacitor and attaches to the only other pole not taken by jumpers, [which jumpered pole is connected to the common lead in the picture].

Where the gentleman's hands hold the wires he has labeled one wire correctly and that is the common wire, which has a plastic cap over the connector. Then he states that he called the next one to the left the Run wire and the most right wire, here in the pic with a "1 and a 0" on it, as the Start wire. The Start and Run wires are precisely reversed, which is why he burnt a capacitor. Electrolytics are not made to handle long term power, and could not stand the load. Reverse the connections of the two white wires and he would be correct.

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I have 3 caps 2 run and one start. dose it matter which terminal I connect to, or can they be reverst

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These caps are non-polar so they don't have a plus and minus terminal, if that is what you mean.

Check the caps before you connect them, even if they are brand new.
There are a few ways to do this if you have a multimeter and some other commonly available items.

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I got an Westinghouse 7.5 hp 220 volt motor with 4 start caps and 4 run caps; does anyone know how to wire all of that?



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