wiring a swampcooler motor

RonRoss61June 9, 2013

help, please,
I have 2 wires one hot, about 3" long coming out of a concrete inside wall. I tied into them and ran them to a switch for the swampcooler motor. I ran 12 g from the opening to the switch and from the switch to the motor. There isn't any wiring at all in the swampcooler so I had to wire it myself. My problem is the motor gets hot. What am I doing wrong??? I've got everything grounded..
Ronross1961@gmail.com

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randy427

Are you sure the motor and circuit are wired for the same voltage?

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 9:11AM
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Ron Natalie

That would be my guess as well.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 9:23AM
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