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I can not wire my Emerson KS55BXEH-787 3/4 1-phase motor

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I can not wire my Emerson KS55BXEH-787 3/4 1-phase motor
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. Is there a diagram or a list of connections on the motor?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I wish it was that easy here is pics of the rear
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
It appears to connect the black wire to the upper terminal and line voltage to either the studs or the spades next to them.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok so my cord has green (ground), black and white, so take the black to the top connector and the white to a stud is this pic right the yelliw being the ground
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Move the black and white both on the studs. There was a black lead looks in the first picture that should connect where you showed the black. The groung should go to the hole on the right, missing a bolt.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Like this
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Hole for ground under black wire.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Here sorry for the pictures in a visual learner this makes it much easier for me to understand especially since I'm not in front of the motor
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
You got it.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Your great, now real quick can I hook a speed control to this motor?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Motor has had better day as it appears. A speed control operates on reducing the voltage and it will no doubt trip the overload. Not designed for that type of installation.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you I will let yo know how it turns out
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.
Very good.

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