Did I wire this right? re. fan/capacitor

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Old 07-03-14, 10:51 AM
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Did I wire this right? re. fan/capacitor

well, i'm hoping my contactor is dead but that part wont be here for a couple days so I wanted to double check the wiring of the new fan and capacitor I installed since its still not working.

I picked up this fan motor: Protech 11-23055-11
1/5 HP Rheem Condenser Fan Motor 51-23055-11 (208-230V, 1075 RPM) - Electric Fan Motors - Amazon.com

and this capacitor Protech 43-23204-32 (pic on amazon is different than what I received)
43-23204-32 -Rheem OEM Round Replacement Dual Run Capacitor 55 + 3 UF/MFD 370 Volt: Hvac Controls: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

This is the diagram I used to wire them for ccw rotation:
[ATTACH=CONFIG]34107[/ATTACH]

Here"s how it looks now:
Orange and Purple wires from the fan are connected to "Fan" on the capacitor. Yellow wire from the compressor is connected to "herm" and the small orange wire from the contactor is connected to "C".


The brown and yellow wire from the fan connected w/ a wire nut:


and then the black wire from the fan to the contactor:


Is this right? This is all new to me, I'm a relatively new home owner and never worked on this stuff before. Like I said above, its still not working but I have this contactor on the way:
Rheem Ruud 30A 1 Pole Contactor with 24V Coil 42-25101-01: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
wondering if I shouldve gotten the 40amp one.

The unit I'm working on is a Rheem RRKA-A036JK08X if that makes a difference.

Thanks all!
 
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Old 07-03-14, 11:10 AM
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Take the large orange wire and move it to C. 30 amps is plenty.
 

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Good call on the orange fan wire to C.
 
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Thanks PJ, That orange wire jumped out and hit me up side the head.
 
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thanks guys, ill give it a shot right now.
 
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argh.. still no go. I'll update in a few days once I get the contactor in. Anything else I can check out until then?
 
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What's a no go ? Is the contactor pulling in ? If not you need to check your 24vac to it.
 
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@PJ I 'm getting power to the contactor but it still wasnt working even when manually pushed in.

Here is the new one:


my next question is which direction do I wire the new contactor to match to old one? Do I flip the new one upsidedown to match the T-side and L-side of the old one?
 
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Yes... you can flip it upside down to match the L's and the T's labeling.

If you've wired it the other way around I don't really think it makes a difference.
 
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Here's how I wired it. Still not kicking on. Possibly a thermostat problem?
 
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