Electric Power & Utilities/Sears 1 hp grinder problem


Phil wrote at 2014-09-30 09:19:38
I have the same grinder and had the same problem.  Yes you can wire in a new cap the same as the picture you sent. The colors of the wires are really misleading There is a red and a white wire that hook into the windings at the same place and will short if you hook them up like a load wire and a common.  So hook them up just as they where with a new cap and you should be fine.

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