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Will the the pump run if it is connected

Will the the pump run if it is electrically hooked up backwards? Everything seems to be connected properly but the Polaris is not moving. The jet it hooks up to is sucking water when pump is on. Shouldn't it be pushing water?

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You can not connect the pump to run 'backwards' since the motor rotation is an internal connection you cannot change. Yes, the port should have water pressure, not a vacuum. Perhaps the wall inlet adapter is installed into the wrong wall port? Did someone change the wall port to allow for a suction side cleaner? Is this a new installation or sudden problem with an old one?

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