Reversing Direction of AC Cap Start Cap Run Motor


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Old 01-19-14, 05:40 PM
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Reversing Direction of AC Cap Start Cap Run Motor

Hi Everyone, for the past day or so I've been trying to reverse this motor from counter clockwise to clockwise to no avail. The motor has no tag on how to do the reverse and I can't seem to find any info about it online so I've done my best to draw a picture of how the wires are currently running. I keep reading that I have to reverse the start winding wire/s but I still have no idea on what there talking about, anyhow any idea's on this and how to help me would be much appreciated. Oh yea btw the motor is in 110 volt and it has a start capacitor and a run capacitor. any questions just lemme know and Ill get right back at you. thanks folks!

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Old 01-19-14, 05:54 PM
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I have a full size copy of the drawing sent to my photobucket account so you can have a look at the full size there I believe sorry bout that folks

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Old 01-19-14, 05:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Not all motors are reversible.

I can't see your drawing or the wire colors in any detail.
 
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Old 01-19-14, 05:58 PM
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You would need to host it imgur or photobucket or another online pic hosting site and then posting the link here. I sent you a PM. You can email me the pic and I'll work with it.

The pic is private at that hosting location.
 
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Old 01-19-14, 06:18 PM
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In looking at your pics...... I see there are what looks like 3 windings in the motor. I see a black wire coming off the start cap. If you can identify that winding you would just reverse the wires on that winding only.

To identify that winding.... remove the wire from the cap and use an ohmmeter to find the other end of that same winding. You will need to have all windings disconnected.
 
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Old 01-19-14, 06:24 PM
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Ok I gonna mail you another pic of the other end I found of that black wire. it goes into an orange wire that connects to two wires coming out of the motor.
 
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Old 01-19-14, 06:46 PM
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Looked at the new picture. Am I correct when I said there are three windings ? That would be 6 motor leads. We are only interested in reversing the one winding.

If you can identify all the separate windings...... you could probably reverse the wiring to each winding..... one at a time. Only the start winding will make the motor start in reverse.
 
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Old 01-19-14, 07:12 PM
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yea there are 3 windings, from the way it was hooked up to start with was that black to the cap was hooked to 2 wires coming out of the motor, I found the other end and it went to the orange in the drawing. now instead of putting it back together the old way would I just hook that black to the other end I found which was hooked to an orange wire, it so confusing. then that means the other wire the orange was hooked to would have to get hooked to the other black that was hooked to that black. lol if that makes sence
 
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Old 01-19-14, 07:36 PM
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Yes......do you have small jumper clip cables ? That's what I use for a project like this.


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no i don't have any, all day I've just been avoiding putting it back together because I really didn't want to keep trying a bunch of different wiring combinations but it looks like I might just have to jump in and start trying connections
 
 

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