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I have a Dayton 1tmy5a farm motor with 220 and is in a switch

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I have a Dayton 1tmy5a farm motor with 220 and is in a switch to reverse rotation and can't get it wired right.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.

The key is the drum switch being used for the application.

What switch are you using for the motor?
Make and Model?

You are using 230 volts, correct?

Let me know and we can continue,
Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Operating at 230 and it is a homemade switch with a power on and off and forward neutral and reverse switch. I have 5 wires coming from the switch to the motor.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.
Ok,

In order to setup a reversing switch for any motor, the contact configuration of the switch must be known.

If you can provide that information, we can work up a diagram for the connection.

Reversing switches are very elaborate and require contacts to make and make in a certain pattern, or else the switch will not work.

Dont know how one makes a switch, but if you can provide the information.I am sure can work it up for you

Thanks
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.
To give you an idea of what a switch requires for reversing a motor, the 2 most common ones are below:

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The switch is an ru lr39145 e60272 80,000 series
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thanks for the information.

Unfortunately, that switch is a plain --

DPDT ON-OFF-ON Toggle Switch,

It isnt possible to wire a motor and use it for forward and reverse, the switch does not have the appropriate contact configuration.
It is used strictly 2 position on up and on down switch with off in the center..
Only 2 poles.

It requires a DRUM switch for motor reversing

Thanks

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