I had my grandmothers N50 Hobart shipped to me and in transit it must have fallen out of the bottom of the box and landed on the switch plate. I removed the switch plate and straightened it out and replaced it but it is still not engaging. I believe the cam plate may have been bent in as well.
I am mechanically inclined so I don't have too many issues with repairs. Before I remove the cam plate I wanted to know if the shifter is spring loaded or if the plate will come out causing other issues with springs etc. making the issue worse.