20 Most Recent AO Smith 1 hp 3450rpm 56Y Frame 115230 volts Square Flange Energy Efficient Pool Pump Replacement Motor Century (Pentair Whisperflo) Questions & Answers


L1 and L2 are the posts to hook up to, there is no polarity so either way works,

AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on May 28, 2015


You will need to install a special controller if you change to a 2 speed. Because there will be an additional wire (4 wires vs. 3) with a 2nd speed to operate.
If you go with a variable speed motor, then again, a special controller will be required to utilize a reo-stat type of switch with will allow a selection of slowly increasing voltage to motor which will in turn allow the motor to spin quicker.

Instead of the hassle above, just go with a "One deal package" all nicely bundled ready for installation. It has it all within it - What...? A variable speed complete pump! That will be the sweetest thing for you if you are looking to go that route!
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AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Apr 16, 2015


There is a schematic on the motor itself to show you exactly how to hook it up. The main thing is knowing whether it's 115 volt or 230 volt connection. Good luck any questions hit me back up.

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AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014


It you either have an impeller problem or capacitor problem on the motor. I would take the capacitor off and take it to a electronic or lexical shop to have them check it. It's only about 15 to 20 dollar pics if it's just your capacitor.

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AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014


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Usually - depends on the type of wire originally installed. Almost all of it is going to be rated 300V or more and if yours is then yes, change the breaker to a 2-pole and swap out any other devices in the circuit to be rated 230 and change the voltage selector on the pump motor to 230 and you are good to go. Examine the markings on your wire insulation to find the voltage ratings.



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AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014


please verify the name plate to be 115 230 volt motor.there will be a schematic that shows you exactly how to hook up this motor depending on the voltage being supplied to it. The main thing is switching between 115 and 230 volts this is a selector switch this very easily forgotten about. Please make sure to check that and double check that to make sure its on the proper selected switch. Good luck

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AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014


There should be a schematic on that motor describing how to connect the power. You would definitely want to use 230 volts as this allows the motor to run more efficiently.

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AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014


Hi, assuming you have 4-conductor wire, use the black and red wires for L1 and L2. It doesn't matter which goes to which. If you do not have a red wire, use black and white. The green or bare wire in a 3-wire cable goes to the ground. If you have 4-conductor wire, the ground wire is the one you used for the GFCI on the breaker--usually the white wire. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

AO Smith 1 hp... | Answered on Jun 08, 2014


Try priming it water at the filter. Make sure that the filter o ring is sealing under the cap. Make sure there is enough water in the pool to enter the suction line and that it is not restricted.

AO Smith Pool &... | Answered on Jul 25, 2019


measure across black and white if 230 volts L1 black and white L2 make sure to put black tape on end if measures 230 volts someone changed a wire to hot if only 120 volts across them see side of motor for low voltage wiring

AO Smith Pool &... | Answered on Jun 02, 2018


Can't do it electrically. See if you can flip the armature and use that in that direction [bit of a long shot here - sorry]

AO Smith Pool &... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


used might be same as yours replace whole pump new

AO Smith Pool &... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017


less hassle replace whole pump possible leaks after done rebuilding

AO Smith Pool &... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017


if no switch on bottom of motor in back then no if voltage to motor bad motor

AO Smith Pool &... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017

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