This guide shows you how to replace a damaged Governor on a typical A.O. Smith Motor. This Governor is only used with motors that have a start circuitry to boost starting torque. See our overview guide on "How To Replace AO Smith Motor Parts - Overview" to see how the Governor operates with the other electrical components.
DISASSEMBLE NEW GOVERNER - Take the new Governor apart to be able to attach the Governor Bracket to the motor. Remove Springs; remove Governor Weight.
SECURE START SWITCH - Reattach the Start Switch with the single screw. If your motor is produced before November 2001, this Start Switch may have to be adjusted for optimum operation. See our guide on "How To Adjust the V-Switch on a Hayward Super Pump Motor". After November 2001, the A.O Smith motors were produced with a no-adjust Switch.