(Topic ID: 173997)

Help repairing power switch

By westofrome

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

My power rocker switch on my Black Jack came up wiggly all of a sudden. On inspection the switch box seems to have come separated from the threaded collar which attaches it to the base (see the two small collar bits on the paper).

Is the box repairable or should I just get a new box and resolder the wires on? Is that part readily available?


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#2 2 years ago

junk it, home depot carries similar switches to those.

#3 2 years ago

Time to buy a new switch.

#4 2 years ago

Stopped at Lowes, closest switch I could find has two solder tabs.

The switch in the machine has four tabs and six wires - two white on one, two black on one, one yellow, one blue.

Do I need a different switch with more tabs or can I combine wires into the two tabs on the new one?

Tried to show the specs of both switches in the pics. Thanks!

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#5 2 years ago

You need one with four terminals. Typically called a Double Pole Single Throw (D.P.S.T. ) switch.

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