You're kidding, right?!
If this schematic is how much time you care to spend on your circuit, why would anyone else?
Post a crisp (or at least decipherable) schematic if you truly want help.
the pot is connected to the positive side and the fixed resistors on negative.
You mean the non-inverting and the inverting inputs perhaps?
Positive/negative side sounds like the power rails.
A simple comparator circuit is not that hard to get working - it's probably one of the most error tolerant circuits of the entire comparator/op-amp family.