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  1. JohnnyK, I was using the universal adaptor to plug the wheel in to NZ outlet. I have also contacted Shimpo with this issue and hoping for some reply.
  2. Thank you liambesaw, Bill Kielb and Mark C for your quick feedback. I had read on some forums that Shimpo machines have some kind of breaker for overload protection. But as you guys mentioned if the fuse is blown then I will check that first and do as you have suggested. Will keep you posted. Mark C, yes the summer at the moment is indeed hot as! Cheers
  3. Hi there lovely potters I am based in Auckland, New Zealand. I am in need of some HELP in getting my pottery wheel to work which I bought second hand from ebay. But before buying I didn't check that it is made for US electric requirement of 115v Excitingly I opened up the box and plugged in the wheel, and that's when I realised that it wrong voltage for NZ! I bought the step down transformer from 230 to 115v 500W and hooked up the wheel again, this time the green light on the side of the wheel was lit, but still the wheel was not going. I checked the troubleshooting manual on Shim
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