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    Air switch question

    I have an old LenGordan AS-2 air switch, my old blower went out so i replaced it, however, i cannot get it to turn on. I thik i may have goofed. It looks like the Air switch is 240v. dos thismean my blower motor should be 240? The one i pulled off was a polaris and it showed 120v on it. I bought a 120v blower. I ran everything back through the air switch but it won't turn on. When i take the wires out of the motor and plug them straight into an extension cord the blower kicks on. need help if you can please.

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    Re: Air switch question

    The 240v rating on the switch doesn't have anything to do with whether your motor is 240. It's just the rating of the contacts and enclosure.

    If you break the hot wire through the switch and leave the neutral and ground connected straight to the motor unless the switch is defective.

    When you press the switch do you hear it "click"?
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    Re: Air switch question

    No click when i push the switch. I am thinking the air switch is bad. What purpose does the air switch serve? What damage will it cause if it is bypassed?
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    Re: Air switch question

    It won't hurt anything to bypass it as long as there's a way to conveniently turn the motor on and off.
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    Re: Air switch question

    thanks, i think that is what we are going to do, run the bypass so the on/off switch is closer to the jacuzzi.
    Steve from Texas

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