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KE1GU wrote at 2013-03-22 12:42:28
I'm have the same problem. This Dayton motor 5K116BC only has 5 wires on the terminal block?? T2-WHT = term 5, T4-Yell =term 2, T8-Red = term 5, P2-Brwn = term4 and J9-blk = term A ?? straight wiring interchange T8/J9 to reverse rotation. Question is how does it wire to Dayton drum switch ??  

KE1GU wrote at 2013-03-22 14:42:06
The Dayton 2X440 switch will not work with a Dayton 5K116BC motor. The proper drum switch is a 2X441. I have the connection drawing for this combination and can fax it or email it to anyone who needs it.

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