I have 100 year old dumbwaiter in historic building that recently was being used and it jammed. Removed blockage but it wont restart. Ideas?

Update:

Fixed and running perfectly Thank you all for your help!!!

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  • 2 months ago
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    i would have someone thats experienced with it check it out

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  • 1 month ago

    Sink it, since you posted this to BOATS & BOATING...

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  • 2 months ago

    Have your fat assss gf or wife get on it and jump up and down then move this out of the boat section.

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  • Erik
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    2 months ago

    Get a bunch of barbell plates and keep loading them in until it breaks free.

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  • 2 months ago

    If it's electric, check the breakers (or fuses).  If it's that old, it probably has the screw-in type of fuse.  The overload from the jam could cause such a thing to happen, if a motor starts to draw more amps when the torque increases. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It's broken..........

    • Trump 2020
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      2 months agoReport

      You sound like PEARL.....lol

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Pulley/s are broken.  Inspect the mechanism.

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  • Anton
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Find a 60-year-old maintenance man to figure out where the jam is, and how to fix it.

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