This last winter my hot tub had to be drained as it blew a fuse and froze up the lines. Spring is here and I am rummaging through some old motors I have removed from other hot tubs over the years.
My question is the high and low speed on this 220VAC motor. Using 220V on pin1 and pin2 gives you low speed and pin1 and pin3 gives you high speed. Only thing is, both ohm readings are the same 2.1 ohms. So high speed and low speed use the same amount of power? or is it because the winding on one is smaller diameter wire and allows 1/2 the current?
I did learn today though, the 4 wires Black,Red,White and green (Factory wiring with an AMP socket) are not connected as I originally thought, White actually goes to pin1 and black goes to pin2, red to pin3 and so I understand I smoked the low speed winding and i am sure killed a perfectly good motor. So I decided to take apart the motors that had bad bearings and it looks like all I have to do is buy a wheel puller and replace the bad bearings so I actually have 3 motors and I don't have to spend 600 bucks.