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OK. Thanks for your fast, really fast reply. I will take a look and let you know.
Brian, I took off the switch. In the process the piece that pivots/rocks fell off and presumably into the bottom of the machine. When I push on the button of the switch itself, the machine operates. So, I will retrieve the piece that fell into the machine and see whether it cal be put back in place. Thanks again for your help. Paul