Wiring blower motor to 120v plug

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Joined Dec 19, 2023
Looking for any advice how to wire this blower motor to a 120v outlet. My dad pulled it out of a pellet burner and attached an extension cord to the terminals (black wire to red terminal, white wire to white terminal, ground wire to a screw on the frame.) When he plugged it in it ran for about 10 seconds and stopped. I assumed since the motor was marked 115V 60Hz that it could be plugged directly to an outlet, but neither of us are too familiar with electric motors. Does anyone know what we did wrong?



Joined Jun 22, 2012
Is is easy to spin round without power, check the resistance of the coil,what happens if you reverse the power wires, it shouldn't alter anything?