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Hello All, 

I have a new pottery wheel, but I let one of my students use it and now the wheel won't stop spinning even when the pedal isn't in use.  It's a very slow  jerky spin. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Thank you

-Art Teacher

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1 hour ago, Polseno said:

Hello All, 

I have a new pottery wheel, but I let one of my students use it and now the wheel won't stop spinning even when the pedal isn't in use.  It's a very slow  jerky spin. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Thank you

-Art Teacher

Hi Marc C!, 

Thank you! The wheel is a Brent IE-X. 

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Yes the above post shopws how to do this. 

You will notice at the top of the equipment page there is pinned page on Brent wheel repairs where all Brent repair videos live as well.

This adjustment is easy-good luck-

Thanks  akalspots for posting

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23 hours ago, Mark C. said:

Yes the above post shopws how to do this. 

You will notice at the top of the equipment page there is pinned page on Brent wheel repairs where all Brent repair videos live as well.

This adjustment is easy-good luck-

Thanks  akalspots for posting

Mark, is there a tutorial on how to do the same adjustment but on a Shimpo21? I have a variety of wheels and the Shimpo wheels have a different foot pedal (attached the the wheel body). The video you shared was very helpful for fixing my own wheel pedal, now I want to fix the others.

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39 minutes ago, Polseno said:

Mark, is there a tutorial on how to do the same adjustment but on a Shimpo21? I h

Not sure if this gets you there, but copied from a former request https://www1.ceramics.nidec-shimpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Shimpo-RK-Whisper-Troubleshooting.pdf

Shimpo has a number of these out  on their site. https://www1.ceramics.nidec-shimpo.com/manuals/

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Well yes they do have support kits here

Shimpo is rebranded now and is called Nidec

Nidec is huge company and they actually have made shimpo wheels in Japan for ages if I recall right (I forget moe than I know)-The name you know  shimpo is a import name for our market

They decided  afew yaers back to just use one name interrnationally now Nidec

All they have on them can be found here below in this link

https://www1.ceramics.nidec-shimpo.com

 

Maybe a moderator can pin this  link under the Brent how to fix post as this is the best how to  fix for Shimpo/Nidec. Edit it to make sense

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