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Masport mulcher runs the wrong way?!

I have just brought an old Masport 2.5 HP mulcher/chipper. Tried it this afternoon and all it does it jam everything in tight instead of forcing it out the outlet. I then discovered that the design of the outlet needs the blades to run clockwise, yet the motor runs anti-clockwise, forcing the mulch back into the blades, making it finer and finer and blocking the machine. I can only assume that someone has modified the machine at some point, else I am missing something here?! It does have a red button which I was hoping would be a reverse, but it does nothing. Any ideas?Cheers

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