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Problem with wires burning up in peckerhead. Nothing is tripping out. When I fix the connections it goes back to running fine for a while. Wire size and over current protection is correct and all joints are good and secure. What would cause this, the motor?
 

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I pretwist and then use wire nuts. Solder pots rule.
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Improper installation.
 

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I pretwist and then use wire nuts. Solder pots rule.
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What voltage? What size conductors? Have you taken a current reading? What is the ambient temp?
What frame, what type, were is it located, is it old or new, what work does it preform & are you an electrician or a carpenter?
 

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Yes it would 'peak' at start up but that will not overheat the conductor due to the very short duration.
Gotcha. I was always told to be careful with that. Size a fuse too small without accounting for the motor start up amperage then it will burn up the fuse rather quickly.
 

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If the FLA is 37, why are you running at 39? This would not cause the connection failure, but is there a mechanical load problem? What are your splices made with? We never make wire nut connections on any conductors over #10s.
 
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