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Hi!

I had just bought myself a used pottery wheel, a Thomas Stuart kick wheel just like in the image with the motor attachment and everything. When I originally picked it up the owner showed me how the motor worked, but as I am reassembling the wheel in my backyard I can't get the motor to work. Any help or suggestions would be super appreciated since I really know nothing about motors! Happy to take pictures or anything else.

Thanks for reading,

Noah

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Turn on but also maybe connect with the wheel. When I saw it run when I picked it up I saw how you push down on the lever and it moved the motor to make contact with the wheel and started spinning. Now when I have it connected to the frame it seems like pushing on the lever doesn't move it or turn it on. I see some movement on the spring but nothing major (in the picture above the spring I'm seeing is the coil between the cable and the clamp on the outside)

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As you push on the black lever on the right side of the picture with your foot, it pivots the motor to make contact with the wheel. The pivoting motion is what turns on the motor. Try repositioning the attachment to the frame. Perhaps it's not pivoting enough to engage the motor switch.

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I think you're on the right track that my issue is really that I don't get the pivot motion. I have a little video here of my trying to push down on the lever to no effect https://www.dropbox.com/s/yketnjmep0wj4s4/20200422_170033.mp4?dl=0.  I see where it is supposed to pivot and I can pry it open with my hands, but the lever only seems to make the coil move back and forth. Since I'm not an electrics guy I didn't try prying it open while it was plugged in just to be on the safe side.

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