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    Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    I have a new wisperflow pentair pool pump 1.5 h.p. I want to connect it to the power supply of 230 volts. can anybody help please.
    thank you
    Jeffrey

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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    I believe that Whisperflo's come set up for 230 volt operation.

    Post a pic of the data plate on the side of the motor and we can help. There should be a wiring diagram on that data plate that shows the different configurations.
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    Re: HELP Please - Pentair Whisperflo wiring issue

    Sorry this is Jeffrey again.
    sorry i am not trying to duplicate my message regarding my whisperflow pump,
    I only want to know how to connect my whisperflow pump to 230 volts. details of my pump is. 3.5 hp.model number wfel-6
    at the pump terminal point their is.
    b . L1. L2. A.
    A white wire from internal of the motor is connected L2
    can you advise me where to connect my incomming main 230 volts please.
    sorry i haven't received any of your message.
    please can you help.
    Jeffrey

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    Re: HELP Please - Pentair Whisperflo wiring issue

    Jeffrey,

    A reply to your first post can be found here...

    need-help-installing-new-whisperflow-pump-t55331.html

    Keep all your future questions under that thread, please.

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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    Sorry this is Jeffrey again.
    sorry i am not trying to duplicate my message regarding my whisperflow pump,
    I only want to know how to connect my whisperflow pump to 230 volts. details of my pump is. 3.5 hp.model number wfel-6
    at the pump terminal point their is.
    b . L1. L2. A.
    A white wire from internal of the motor is connected L2
    can you advise me where to connect my incomming main 230 volts please.
    sorry i haven't received any of your message.
    please can you help.
    Jeffrey
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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    Post up a picture of the wiring diagram that is on the motor.

    Posted from my Droid with Tapatalk ... sorry if my response is short
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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    sorry i am not trying to duplicate my message regarding my whisperflow pump,
    I only want to know how to connect my whisperflow pump to 230 volts. details of my pump is. 3.5 hp.model number wfel-6
    at the pump terminal point their is.
    b . L1. L2. A.
    A white wire from internal of the motor is connected L2
    can you advise me where to connect my incomming main 230 volts please.
    sorry i haven't received any of your message.
    please can you help.
    Jeffrey
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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    As shown in the diagram you posted, the two hot wires from the circuit breaker/switch/timer/automation system get connect to terminals L1 and L2. They didn't show it in the diagram, but the green ground wire from the circuit breaker/switch/timer/automation system also gets connected to the green tinted screw on the pump chassis (in the lower left corner of the opening in the picture of the end of the motor you posted).

    By the by, the WhisperFlo WFE-6 pump is a 1.5 HP, not a 3.5 HP.
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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    Sorry my mistake my pump is a 1.5 hp. thank you for the reply. just to make sure you said that the hot wire goes on L1 and L2.
    their is allready a white wire connected to L2 that wire comes from the internal of the motor , does that wire stays there. sorry again as i want to make sure all is correct.
    Jeffrey

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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    Yes, the existing white wire stays on the terminal along with your wire.
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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    Thank you very much for your help. tomorrow i am going to connect my whisperflow .
    thanks again.
    Jeffrey

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    Re: Need help installing new whisperflow pump

    Sorry ... I did not see the first attachment on my phone. Sounds like you should be good to go.
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