You guys are great, no burnt motor smell but you know murphys' law. Rresponding to all
The planer ran for a second & tripped off, second try ran for a second & tripped off. That tells me(maybe no harm to thhe motor the breaker tripped) Being the DA that I am sometimes I was bent on getting a 230V 20 A breaker so I did. It was properly wired @ the panel end for both breakers. Pushed the button for a second on the 20A a couple times & nothing . No motor smells or smoke though. Could have killed it. I'm gonna hope it did'nt
It was'nt until I unplgged the short cord out of the switch box to the long cord to the receptacle. Thats when I saw the 155V end on the short plug (see pic). Your right guys on the motor hookup label. The 230V single line diagram shows Blue to L1/red, orange, white to Ins.???? /& Yellow, Black to L2. So if I use this configuration, does that take them to the manual switch box?? It just does'nt look like the switch box is set up for 230V or am I wrong???
The switch breaks both L1 and L2, whether wired for 120 or 240. In the first picture in your first post, the motor is definitely wired for 120V operation. In the wiring diagram for 240V, the three wires in the middle group are justed wire nutted to each other and do not connect to anything else! I can't read the colors in your picture, so red, orange, and white? I can't see any purpose for the short/long cords except possibly just an additional means of disconnect. Too many orange wires there without being able to see where they all go to be sure!
When a circuit is overloaded, the weak link will fail first. Normally(hopefully) that is the circuit breaker. By increasing it to 20A, it may no longer have been the weak link. In that case, something in the motor probably opened instead. May have failed too quickly for there to be any burned smell!
The 3 motor leads that go to L1 and L2 in the 240 diagram should all have continuity to one of the other three, although 1 of them will have the start/run cap in series with it. If any of the three are totally open, the motor is bad!