I'm trying to install part number 12002794- overload relay kit. I have a blue wire that I believe goes on the top right terminal, two orange wires that were on the right terminal, and a white wire on the left terminal. The orange wires don't fit. Is this the correct configuration?
Answer Hello Sean,
The blue wire is the hot wire so it will go on the overload, (small white component). The run capacitor will connect from terminal 1 to terminal 3 on the relay and the orange wire from the condenser fan/evaporator fan/defrost timer will connect to the start relay terminal two. If you look close, you will see that terminals 1 and 2 are electrically the same. For this reason, the manufacturer will commonly not put terminal 1 on the relay. In this case, the additional wire from the capacitor will have to be put on a piggy back terminal on terminal 2.