Wiring For Your New Pellet Stove Motor

Most of the product I sell is replacement motors and every so often I will get a question about wiring. Maybe you have some questions too. Sometimes the wires on the part I send are not the same color or do not have the same connection as the original.

A little bit of background… Many of the motors I sell are for stoves that are more than 20 years old. Over the course of 20 years the parts have been revised so that they work better, last longer, or comply with new energy regulations. When a motor is revised, it will fit the most current model of pellet stoves out there. The result is the electrical connection and wiring color may change over time. What this means for you is that you may have to change a few things on your install.

The first change you may need to make is the wiring connector. The connector that comes with the motor may not match your old one. The solution is to cut the connector off the new motor and use wire nuts or your preferred electrical connector to wire the new motor to the old wiring. This does not void your warranty and works very well.

When doing this you may notice that the color of wires are different and wonder which wires to connect to which. All the motors I sell are a/c motors and they are not polarized so you don’t need to worry that the colors match up. You can connect them any which way and it will work.

This is the same case if you buy the motor from me or someone else. Most of the time we are selling the same motor from the same manufacturer and the connectors are exactly the same.

I hope this makes sense and if you have any questions during the process you can reach me at 530-409-5051.


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