# Does this motor move?

Say we have a motor coil like this:

We hang a mass (red ball) on the motor to prevent it's rotation. We make the mass heavy enough such that it's Weight Force directly opposes the motor force produced by that wire.

$$mg = BIL$$

Does this motor turn? I feel like the answer is no, because that wire has no net force acting on it (forces cancel out). However, there still is a force being produced by the right hand wire (next to the N pole). It feels like this force should still be able to make the coil turn.

Notice, the magnetic field $$B$$ exerts a force $$=BIL$$ to the right hand wire in vertically downward direction (given by Fleming left hand rule). Similarly, it exerts an equal force $$=BIL$$ on left hand wire in vertically upward direction. These two equal and opposite forces for a couple which have tendency to turn the coil of motor depending on the magnitude of net turning moment. $$\text{Turning moment acting on the coil}=BIL\times d$$ $$\text{Opposing moment prouced by weight}, (mg=BIL)=mg\times \frac{d}{2}=BIL\times \frac d2$$ $$\implies BIL\times d>mg\times \frac{d}{2}$$ Since, turning moment is greater than opposing moment by weight $$mg$$ Hence the coil will certainly turn.