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I purchased a Century pool motor model B855. question, I am

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I purchased a Century pool motor model B855. question, I am looking for the instructions or diagram on how to wire the motor up since the one I replaced the wiring inside the motor was too damage to follow. I did try wiring the pump nut as soon as I turn on the breaker the pool starts
JA: Who manufactured the pool?
Customer: pool is 25 years old don't remember
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes I have already replaced the pool pump
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: also the new pump gets hot pretty qucik
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  Billy replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

was there just an L1 and L2 when you wired?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
hard to tell as the old motor was so fried that all the wires were burn to a crisp. I do know that new motor has a white wire coming from inside of the motor connected to L2 .
Expert:  Billy replied 2 months ago.

did old motor have 2 wires attached?

is there a wire to new motor L1?

was the burned sections of wire trimmed off?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I currently have 1 wire plug into L1 and the other to L2 along with the white connector
Expert:  Billy replied 2 months ago.

could you post a pic of the current wiring please?

This should be a 2 wire system plus a ground....

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
also when I turn the breaker on the motor starts immediately bypassing the switch both where the stop and start switch is