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I am trying to hookup up a Hampton bay ceiling fan with

I am trying to hookup up a Hampton bay ceiling fan with light. Light works but it clicks when I try to turn the fan I with remote. There are two wall switches.

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Steve G.

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I've just connected my compressor single phase up I have two

Hello I've just connected my compressor single phase up I have two hot going to compressor and a ground all from main panel the compressor has cable already on it right from factory so I connected to it compressor won't power up I've checked and recheckedJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Basically couple hoursJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes I got it already done got advice from electrician at workJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: It's a used compressor but was working very good at last place it was at

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Need help with an electric motor. Emerson TEFC motor, model

Need help with an electric motor. Emerson TEFC motor, model # E22922 1/2 hp off of a septic aerator.Motor is <2 years old. Motor will run for 30 sec. to 2 min. then shut off, even on bench. (guessing thermal overload(?))Took fan impeller off motor shaft and motor will run continuously (does not shut off)History: originally was connect with 3 prong cord which overheated and caught fire. Up until then it ran fine. After I discovered that had happened, I hard-wired the fan to the electric timer. This problem was present then.

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I received a 115v 15 amp plug by mistake, but I need it for

I received a 115v 15 amp plug by mistake, but I need it for a 220v device that's 4 ampsJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: can I convert the plug end on it to 220v to work on my pump?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: that's it, I was wondering if it was safe to remove the 115 plug and install the 220v plug

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I hope this makes sense when you read it. I am replacing a 1

I hope this makes sense when you read it. I am replacing a 1 hp 2 speed pool motor that came with a toggle switch with a 2 speed motor without a switch. The original wiring for the switch had a black wire that connected to the 4th terminal of the motor, a yellow wire that connected with the lhigh speed terminal (#2) and a white wire (low speed) that connected to somewhere in the motor casing. I have an Intermatic Multipurpose Timer that I was able to wire to remove the switch and programmed the timer to switch between high and low. There are 4 wires plus a ground coming from the timer to the motor as follows: Terminal #1 and #2 are the power terminals for the timer. A black wire from #1 went to motor #4. A red wire from timer #2 went to motor terminal #1. Circuit #1 (high speed) terminal #3 went to motor terminal #2. Circuit #1 terminal 4 was jumped to timer terminal #1 and then jumped to Circuit #2 (low speed) terminal #6. Finally Circuit #2 terminal 5 was connected to the white wire in the motor. The new motor wiring without a toggle switch says the common wire goes to terminal #1 on the motor, high speed to #2 and low speed to #3 or #4. I get that Circuit #1 terminal 3 goes to the motor terminal #2 and that Circuit #2 terminal 5 goes to motor terminal #3. What wire goes to the common terminal #1; the black from timer #1 or the red from timer #2?JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: The timer and first 2 speed motor was installed in June 2009 and both were installed by the pool supply store in my area.. The first motor bearings went a little over 3 years of use and I replaced that motor myself. The second motor bearings are now shot again after a little more than three years and I just received the new motor.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I replaced the original motor the first time, but they both were wired for a toggle switch which I was able to bypass to have the programmable timer do the switching. But the new motor does not have a toggle switch and wiring diagram says only three wires are needed to run the motor.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I don't think so

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I am having a problem with my Semens 35 amp GFI. When I use

I am having a problem with my Semens 35 amp GFI. When I use a regular Semens 20 amp braker everything works as advertised. When I use the GFI any thing I use trips the braker even a garage door motor that is not running.I ran a # 10 stranded wire to connect to # 12 solid bx cable for outlets, lights and 2 garage door openers.I disconnected each junction box. When I turn on any light switch on or use an outlet it trips. With every thing connected, as soon as I turn the garage door opener on ( not energizing the motor ) it trips too. ?????

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In the city of Dayton, Ohio. In an apartment building (3

In the city of Dayton, Ohio. In an apartment building (3 floors). U shaped building. Electrical service runs to the rear center of the building.We are running Aluminum SERVICE cable 2-2-4 to every unit's panel from each meter. Distance ranges from 30-150ft from the meters. Meters DO have breakers on them but; do we need a disconnect for each service cable entering the building (right inside the building on the other side of the meters)?Someone suggested to run bunches of romex (copper 12/2 NM-B) to each unit but I believe that would be more costly and difficult. Our plan is to branch romex from each unit's panel to needed locations within the units. (But of course aluminum service cable from the meters to the panels as stated above)I want to know if the method running the Aluminum Service Cable listed above meets all city, state, and national electric codes and any additional input is appreciated.

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Kevin

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Variation on current thread. Want to replace my variable

Hi, variation on current thread. Want to replace my variable speed pool pump motor ( and it's now defunct controller ) with a 2 speed motor (230 single phase 1-1/2HP) would like it to run low speed on a timer each day but with the option to switch to high speed when need (cleaning mostly). Thx Bob

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I have an outlet that is reading 120v from hot to ground,

I have an outlet that is reading 120v from hot to ground, from neutral to ground and from hot to neutral...120v at all three..what does this indicate?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: Standard three prong, two plug outlet..top plug reading normal, but bottom plug reading as I already statedJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Was moving my dryer to check my vent line three winters ago and the entire house surged and went dark. I lost all of my TVs, phones, toaster, radios, etc that were plugged in at the time, as well as my furnace. Since that time I had partial power come and go in odd places..one outlet in each room, some room lights but not all..I located a short in one of my outlets due to black burn up the wall and removed the outlet, capped the lines and since the intermittent lighting had ceased. I recently began to assess my furnace and found that the transformer was bad. Replaced it and when I applied power it immediately began to overheat the new transformer. Also verified that my blower motor windings have shorted and I need to replace the motor. I'm afraid to complete the repair due to past power issues without troubleshooting everything, so I started by checking the power at each outlet. That's when I came across the before mentioned issue. Yes I hope to resolve the issue myselfJA: Did you check the furnace's filters?Customer: Yes, but what does that have to do with the 120 at the outlet in another roomJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Is this a real person or are these answers computer generated. I just gave a valid description of the issues

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