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Furnace inducer motor wire identification

dblhelix

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Hi. Somewhat of an odd request here, but I purchased an inducer motor for my furnace and it did not come with a wiring harness. I know I could just put terminals on the old wire, but I'm hoping to have an easy-off and easy-on installation that allows me to go back to the old inducer if the new one has a problem (old one still works but makes a lovely noise). I looked around at my local hardware store but couldn't find any cable that really matched the info I found on the insulation, so I'm hoping maybe someone here can point me in the right direction.

I've attached a photo, but I admit the quality isn't the greatest. It apparently is difficult for me to get a good photo of the text on the insulation.
Main things I could read off of it: AWM Style 3173 600 volt. Can't tell if it's 16 or 18 gauge. Only need a small run of <5 ft.
Part number for the inducer motor is 1013833.
Thanks!
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Dan O.

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The exact type of wire likely isn't important. As long as it isn't undersized you should be fine. So if you go with the larger size 16 gauge i can't see there being a problem .

Dan O.
 
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