Baldor Motor Help

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by MikeMerk, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. MikeMerk

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 1, 2010

    I have a .17hp Baldor motor for a pond pump. There are 2 capacitors that need to be reconnected. One is silver (run) and the other is black (start).
    There are also 2 sets of wires, one set is (a black wire and a white wire with a gray line) and the other set is (a white wire and a white wire with a gray line). Can someone tell me what wires plug into what capacitors? I have attached a photo for reference.

    Thank you.

    Active Member

    May 15, 2009
    As nobody seems to know, plug the black into the black capacitor and the rest to what is left. With a small motor like that, I do not think there is much difference.
    The rule of thumb is about 25 micro farad per horse power for 230v AC motors.
    Normally the strart capacitor is the bigger one.
    That is my opnion anyway.