adding a 'reverse motor' button to 1hp 120VAC motor

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Jonathan Beekman

Joined Mar 29, 2017
Hi all,
I have a motor that runs a pump that needs to be reversed periodically to clear out debris. Usually, to reverse the motor I switch the leads and its in reverse. However, this feature needs to be added as a button. I'm currently thinking I'll need two C/O relays and a button that switches them simultaneously. Is there a simpler (off the shelf) option I'm missing? Thanks for the help!