Pump reversing direction on skimmer

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  1. magman

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    Hey guys. I got a via aqua skimmer and the pump is blowing out in stead of sucking in. It started the other day after doing the lights (switching plugs on and off). I then took the skimmer out, stripped and cleaned the pump, nothing was wrong, it worked again for two days and has changed direction again by itself. I have changed over the wires on the plug and it does not help. PLEASE HELP!
     
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    Some pumps like the AquaBee have a flapper to stop the pump from reversing. Check out that it is not jammed or that the impeller, if it has a clutch, is not jammed.
     
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    NJ, it doesnt have any thing like that.
     
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    Some pump do have these problems... don't think there is anything that can be done?
     
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    Bud post a pic of the impeller in the stator without the endplate so that I can see the motor config.
     
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    Can't for now, as using the phone. I remember some of my resun powerheads doing this, and switching the power on and off helped. Must be something to do with presure, as it wont change direction.
     
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    I have put a paddle wheel impeller in and it does work, so it must be the magneto on the impellor. Can you take the impellor off from the magneto? I am scared i break it cause spares here in r bay are hard. With the original impellor, I have it so it does blow in the right direction now, but no power what so ever.
     
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    iv got the same skimmer at home,used it for long and never had this issue when it was switched on or off.
     
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