I picked up a couple of 1/2 HP washer motors, one is a single speed (P/N 6 2016640-14, Model S67PXHEH-7631) and the other a two speed (P/N 6 2016660-16, Model S68PXGCN-1002). I want to wire them to run a couple of old tools. I found this thread here:Maytag washer motor
and I found these diagrams:Single speed maytag cheater cord2 speed maytag cheater cord
I got the motors from a guy who rebuilds washers and he assures me they run and they appear to be in very good condition.
But I started with the single speed and I have managed to throw the breaker, but little else. It's immediate, like a dead short.
An assumption I am making - the colors mentioned in wiring are the colors of the wires leading into the motor. The little junction box they connect to has some colors listed on the face, but they don't always match up with the wire. Another assumtion I am making is that I use that box to make connections and that only the two tabs that are side by side are connected to each other.
The cords I am using are brand new two prong tool replacement cords (like for a drill). I have done this sort of thing before with other motors, but they had wiring information directly on the motor, this one does not.
The single speed has these wire colors: Blue, White, Red, Yellow and Black
The 2 speed motor has these: Purple, orange, white, red yellow and black.
I want to run the 2 speed at high speed.
I know about reversing the start winding to go in the other direction.
I have a cheap little multi-meter but I am not incredibly well chooled in its use, so if you ask me to check something pleas be explicit about what setting to use and whatnot.