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#200838 - 04/21/11 08:24 PM Range hood switch
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Hello folks, I am looking for some help.
I have a customer with a range hood that has a bad switch.
The switch is a 3 wire 4 position rotary switch. The positions are 1-load #1, 2-load #2, 3-load #1&2, 4- off.
This switch is approx 1 inch square, about 3/8 thick. I thought it was going to be easy to replace until I tried to find one. The range hood manufacturer has gone under and there are few legible markings on the switch. I have exhausted my usual sources of these types of oddities. I can find it in pull chain but rotary seems to be more difficult. I was wondering if anyone has any info on a source for a switch like this.

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#200840 - 04/21/11 08:51 PM Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky]
Niko Offline
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Loc: Campbell, CA
Have you tried grainger, johnston supply?

it should be available it doesn't seem to be a complicated switch. maybe hard to find the very exact fit.
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#200850 - 04/22/11 08:42 AM Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky]
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Leviton & Eagle are mfg that you could google. The days of having any local 'mom & pop' electrical supply & hardware stores are long gone around here (Big Boxes).

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#200857 - 04/22/11 04:58 PM Re: Range hood switch [Re: HotLine1]
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I would try Amazon, Barnett, McMaster-Carr, Grainger or MSC supply. If not available from one of them, then Marcone has quite a bit of that kind of stuff in their online catalogs. Appliance Clinic also has a good amount of parts like that available online as well.
If all else fails, I think you can still find a basic Broan range hood for under $50.00 at the big box stores.
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#200860 - 04/22/11 07:43 PM Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky]
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I have tried Leviton, P&S, Grainger, and a bunch of others with no luck. For the amount of effort already expended, I think KJay's suggestion of a new range hood is the best bet.
This customer is an older widower and I was trying to keep things simple and inexpensive. Thanks all for your input
Dave
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#200863 - 04/22/11 11:23 PM Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky]
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I see a bunch of them on lamp web sites but I am not having much luck getting any ratings. I assume it has to be motor rated.

http://www.jalanes.com/IBS/SimpleCat/Product/asp/hierarchy/0208/product-id/244161.html
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#200879 - 04/24/11 08:18 AM Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky]
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Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
I have an appliance supply place in Malden (Medford),ma that i use.

They pretty much have been able to accommodate most of my needs. I forget the exact name of it right now, i just know where they are and go there.

I' sure you must have a similar place up your way,stop the local 'Maytag guy',they should point you in the right direction.
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