Please help with wiring

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Old 04-13-20, 01:21 PM
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Please help with wiring

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I am replacing an in sink erator & need some help with splicing the plug I cut off of the broken erator onto the new erator. There are 3 wires comeing from the plug I cut off of the broken erator, the middle wire is green & the 2 outer wires are black. I think the green wire is the ground & I see a green ground screw for it on the new erator. The 2 wires coming from the new erator are colored white & black. Can anyone help me with which of the black wires coming from the plug I cut off the broken erator goes to the white wire coming from the new erator & which black wire from the plug goes to the black wire coming from the erator? Thanks
 
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Old 04-13-20, 01:32 PM
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The plug should have on blade wide than the other one. With a meter determine which wire is connected to the wide blade. That one gets connected to the white wire.
 
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Old 04-13-20, 01:32 PM
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Since both wires are black you'll need to use an ohmmeter.

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Old 04-13-20, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for your reply joed

The blades are the same width.
 
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Old 04-13-20, 06:03 PM
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The wire that has ribs on the outside jacket is the "identified" wire and is the white wire.
 
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Old 04-13-20, 06:59 PM
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Thanks for the reply Tolyn. I tried to post a couple of pics of the wire but was not allowed but yes the one wire has ribs on the jacket. This matches the diagram from Pjmax on what side the white wire should lead to.
 
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