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1) Post the pictures and provide me with the model number of the Hubbell.
2) Also provide me with the details as to the problem with the box and we can take it from there.
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Hi Johnny. Thanks for requesting me. You can post your photos at any time.
Thank you for posting the photos. In looking at the schematic, it appears the contactor is in place to help ensure proper polarity. Rather than bypass it, I would replace it. Contactors aren't expensive, and by putting a new one in, you have a factory original piece of equipment.
Are you able to get the contactor to pull in at all? I followed the coil leads as much as I could, but it was difficult to tell what controls the coil. If you push the contactor in manually, do the outlets work?
The contactor can engage with one hot connected, two hots connected, or no hots connected. The coil wires have to be connected in order for it to engage, and those coil wires have to be energized. On the schematic, the coil wires are the thin red and blue lines on the top and bottom of the contactor. The line voltage power leads are the thicker black and red lines on the left and right. I followed both coil wires to the box marked "Polarity Supervisory Circuit" (N1 and N2).
I would take a reading across those coil wires when the contactor should be pulled in, and see what you get. If the coil wires are energized but the contactor isn't pulled in, replace the coil, or the entire contactor. As a test, you can bypass the contactor by removing the heavier black and red wires and temporarily splicing them to each other. If that gives you power at the outlets, the contactor is probably bad (or the coil on the contactor, to be more specific).