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Condenser Motor Capacitor Wiring Instructions

Condenser Motor Capacitor Wiring Instructions 

For 3-lead wire condenser motor:
The capacitor that is provided is a two prong capacitor that has the correct MFD value for the motor. We do not know what the MFD values are of your old capacitor as it was used to power both the compressor and the old fan motor.

Here is how you wire the new motor:
Black= power lead, it will go where your old black wire went, should be a power contact.
The brown wire goes on one end of the new capacitor.
The purple or yellow wire goes on the other end of the new capacitor. This is also a power lead, you will need to make a jumper wire to go from this terminal to the "C" terminal on the old 3 prong capacitor. ("C" means common and these should be another lead on this terminal that goes to a power contact.)
I usually just cut off the old lead that went to "C", put a stake on terminal on it and use that.

You will still leave the wire on the old capacitor "HERM" this is for the compressor.
You will not longer be using the "fan" terminal on the old capacitor.
 
For 4-lead wire motor:
The capacitor that is provided is a two prong capacitor that has the correct MFD value for the motor. We do not know what the MFD values are of your old capacitor as it was used to power both the compressor and the old fan motor.

Here is how you wire the new motor:
Black= power lead, it will go where your old black wire went, should be a power contact.
The 2 brown wires goes to each side end of the new capacitor.
The white wire is a power lead. It will go to the "C" terminal on your old 3-prong capacitor.
("C" means common and there should be another lead on this terminal that goes to a power contact.
You will still leave the wire on the old capacitor "HERM" this is for the compressor.
You will not longer be using the "fan" terminal on the old capacitor.
 
If none of this makes sense then I would strongly recommend getting an HVAC person to install this motor as these are intended to be installed by a qualified tech.