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Electric motor make, lamco, model no.EC34-1(93) reversing 120v 16.5amps

I need info on how to re-wire this electric motor to a manual rotary switch. not for a tv not for a car but a electric motor. moteur electric. I have colour codes connected to a board, connections w1, w2, v1, v2, u1, u2. lamco electric motor model no#C34-1(93) reversing electric motor 120v, 16.5amp. this is not a cat, a tv or a car but a electric motor

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Have you found the solution yet, if so could you show ? . i have the same problem thanks

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    Oops Mike. I thot you said you HAD solution: Here are some extensive motor resources:http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewi...

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Here are electric motor links that might help.
Or not.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html#motor

You have to test the windings with multimeter to identify start winding, vrs run winding.
Both windings receive power at same time.
The start winding is like first gear on a car. It starts the motor rotation.
The run winding brings motor up to rated speed.

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