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Trying to wire a pool pump 230V. Everything I can find

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Trying to wire a pool pump 230V. Everything I can find online just talks about red, black and whit wires....I also have a blue wire com g from the conduit. What would be the proper connection? My motor has a 1, 2, and “3 or 4” connection...I think red is 1, black is 2....but where should the blue be connected (the green ground is also connected)?

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester? Is the conduit metal or PVC?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don’t have a tester. The conduit is metal with the 4 wires (red, black, green, and blue running through it).
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

To know what the blue wire is a tester is required. Are you sure it's blue and not a discolored green?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Positive it’s blue....there is a separate green! 4 wires total!
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

Give me the information on the motor nameplate. By colors, that group of wire colors indicate a 3 phase 120/208 circuit. I see an open terminal in the motor and a hook on the blue wire, which suggests 3 phases

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Is the configuration in the pic correct (red to “1”, black to “2”, green to green)...?
If so, just need to figure out where the blue one needs to be connected, if not, what needs to change?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

Need nameplate info. If 3 phase the order of connection determines the direction of rotation. That is the only consideration for the order of connection.

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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

You have a 2 speed motor and the blue terminates on#3. The wiring diagram shows that.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
to be clear, the pic I sent is correct and the blue wire just needs to be connected to “3”?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

Correct. I only wonder why it was removed.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It’s a new motor replacing an old motor but the wiring system was different on the new motor...it just hadn’t been connected yet! I appreciate your help. I will see that it’s running properly and let you know
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

Very good.

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