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Need help wiring a dryer motor for 120v plug / home project


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Old 11-28-14, 02:38 PM
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Need help wiring a dryer motor for 120v plug / home project

Hello all, I'm new to the site and impressed with all the info. that is on here. Anyway, I have an LG dryer motor and I cannot seem to find any information on how to convert the motor to use with a regular 120v outlet. It is a home project and any help would be greatly appreciated!

I tried to upload some pics but could not for some reason... It is a 6 pin newer motor. I can send pics if interested. Just text my cell xxxxxxxxx
 

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Use photobucket.com to upload the pics. Is your goal to change the motor to 120V from 220V? What make & model is the motor?
 
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Old 11-28-14, 05:21 PM
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The motor might not be 120 volt. Is there a nameplate?
 
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Old 11-28-14, 06:52 PM
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It is a 6 pin newer motor
Do the motor leads have the 6 pin connector or is the lead with the connector coming from the motor switch. As far back as I can remember, the motor switch on a domestically manufactured electric dryer also switched the heating element loads, the motors were 120 volt. I am not familiar with the newer LG, Samsung, Bosch and other imports. Pugsl would probably know.
 
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Old 11-28-14, 07:59 PM
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Is there a model number on the motor or do you have the model number of the machine that the motor came out of ?

Like Joe mentioned.... several of those terminals are switching contacts.
 
 

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