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I am hoping that you guys can help me out here. I found a new GE 1/4 horse motor that I want to use on the V-drum sander that I am building.

It has no wires coming out so I am trying to figure out how to hook it up. I am going to mount a switch on the front. I know how to wire a switch so that's not a problem.

There seems to be two nuts insiide. One is brass sort of and other is a bright chrome looking screw.

Any suggestions?

Also, seems kind of a silly question but does anyone who has a V-drum know which way the drum turns. Toward the operator or away from the operator? I have watched two or three vidieos and I can't tell for sure.

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The problem you have with a question like that is every brand of motor is wired different. Most of the time there is a schematic on the motor which shows how it should be wired. If that isn't available then at least post the model of the motor. At a 1/4 hp it is probably single phase 110v so there should be one hot lead, one neutral and a ground attached to the body of the motor.
 

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The problem you have with a question like that is every brand of motor is wired different. Most of the time there is a schematic on the motor which shows how it should be wired. If that isn't available then at least post the model of the motor. At a 1/4 hp it is probably single phase 110v so there should be one hot lead, one neutral and a ground attached to the body of the motor.
Yes, Steve, your right I should have put up more info. There is a schematic but the motor has been scratched in the area so parts are missing.

However, I think I figured it out. Your right in the the motor is 110v. And I kind of figured out which lead was which and attached my cord. Walla, it works. The one part of the schematic I could read seems to indicate that the motor is reversable by switching the hot and the neutral and it will run backwards. Sound correct?

Thanks Steve.

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Black from switch to brass on motor.
White from wall to silver on motor.
Green from wall to frame of motor.
Black from wall to switch.
 
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