How to Wire a PureLine Motor Model PL2072, PL2102 and PL2152 on 115V


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Pool pumps are wired to run on either 230V or 115V. Most are run on 230V and are preset at the manufacturers at 230V. If you are going to wire your own pool pump, you must first know what voltage is coming to your pump from the house circuit breaker. Also you must ensure that the electrical supply agrees with the motor's voltage, phase, and cycle and that all electrical wiring conforms to local codes and NEC regulations. If you are unsure of this voltage or are unfamiliar with electrical codes and regulations, have a professional electrician wire your pump for you or at least check your work. Failure to wire the pump correctly can cause electrical shock or can damage your pump motor and void your warranty.


Step by Step


Step 1

CAUTION: Before you start wiring your pool pump, turn off all power to the pump at the breaker box.

Step 2

Loosen two screws from metal black cap at the back of the motor and remove cap.

*The motor arrives from the factory set on 230v. Steps 3-6 involve changing it from 230v to 115 v

Step 3

Locate the internal white motor wire on terminal 4. Using needle nose pliers, gently pull the white wire away from terminal 4.

Step 4

Move the white motor line from terminal 4 to terminal 1.

Step 5

Locate the black thermal protector line on terminal 2. Using needle nose pliers, gently pull the black wire away from terminal 2.

Step 6

Move the black thermal protector line from terminal 2 to terminal 4.

Step 7

Feed the 3 external wires through the conduit hole. Typically, the 3 external lines will be black, white and ground. These represent the hot, neutral and ground respectively.

Step 8

Connect the black (hot) line to terminal 1.

Step 9

Connect the white (neutral) line to terminal 3.

Step 10

Connect the green (ground) line to the copper screw with initials GRD molded next to it.

Step 11

Replace the motor cap and tighten screws.

Step 12

Attach the bonding wire to the motor's bonding lug. The bonding wire will either be exposed copper or a copper wire with a green sleeve.

Step 13

Finally, prime the pump and turn on the power at the breaker.



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