I have an Hayward Superpump model SP2610X15. It was connected and wired while I was out of town, to a 20 amp breaker on a 115v supply.
However, the jumper was set to 230v; I believe this was done because I'm using it on a large 33' above ground, and that 1.5 hp was too much and it runs slower on 115v while set to 230v.
Now, if it was wired to 230v and set to 115v, I assume it would instantly burn up, but not the opposite.
Does this sound plausible? The motor burned up apparently, and was just replaced on warranty. While I realize it's always advisable to run the motor at the same setting and source voltage, that would probably be way too much for my pool.
So, is it ok - even if not advisable - to run the pump on the 230v setting while connected to a 115v source?