Vandercook Uni I motor help

I had my motor rebuilt and put it in the press today, however, like an idiot I didn’t take a photo of the wiring. I need help with wiring this back up. I have attached photos of the wiring. If anyone can help please contact me here or offline at

The pink circles are wires that are on the press. The yellow circles come from the motor


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Alex Brooks
14 years ago

the motor wiring scheme above is for the automatic press, so most of it it superfluous (except for the upper left hand section).

It’s clear that there’s just two black wires going from the press to the motor. The motor was an off the shelf part, and could be exchanged for other brands. So your two black wires from the motor have to connect to the two black wires from the press. The question is, what to do with the two pairs of red/black wires, which are internal to the motor (and therefore have nothing really to so with vandercook). My guess is that they should connect, but maybe you should ask the folks who rewound your motor?

Carrie Hersom
14 years ago

Hi Casey,

I don’t know if this will help or not but I scanned a wiring schematic I have for a Uni 1. Here’s the link:

Good Luck!

Alex Brooks
14 years ago

I took the covers off my motor and took a picture for you, but it’s of little help, my motor is a little different model.

I’d say your black switch & motor wires connect and the pairs of red/black go to each other.

Paul Moxon, Moderator
14 years ago

I’ve asked a couple people to comment, hopefully you’ll get some help soon.

Alex Brooks
14 years ago

Have you received any answer on this? I’d love to help, but will have to take apart things to do so. Let me know if no one else offers advice, and i’ll take some pictures of mine.


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