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What happens if you run a dust collector impeller in reverse?

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Forum topic by Loren posted 265 days ago 494 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Loren

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265 days ago

Does it blow the air the opposite direction or just not
work as well as it should?

I have a 3 phase dust collector. Opening it up to see the
impeller direction would be a hassle. I just wired in a
new remote switch. 3 phase motors reverse by switching
2 of 3 hot wires.

This is why I am asking.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 265 days ago

Shouldn’t hurt anything. Just turn backwards.

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#2 posted 265 days ago

wont work as well. it is a centrifugal blower so the air will still go in the center and be forced out to the outside and out the outlet. you should be able to look at the fan on the back end of the motor and determine direction without actually having to look at the impeller.

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#3 posted 265 days ago

Ah – great idea. Thanks.

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Loren

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#4 posted 265 days ago

That did the trick. It was running backwards.

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#5 posted 265 days ago

Lucky it wasn’t a TENV motor.

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