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Range hood switch #200838
04/21/11 11:24 PM
04/21/11 11:24 PM
nhsparky  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19
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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Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky] #200840
04/21/11 11:51 PM
04/21/11 11:51 PM
Niko  Offline
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 356
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.

Be kind to your neighbor, he knows where you live

Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky] #200850
04/22/11 11:42 AM
04/22/11 11:42 AM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,936
Brick, NJ USA
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).

Re: Range hood switch [Re: HotLine1] #200857
04/22/11 07:58 PM
04/22/11 07:58 PM
KJay  Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 763
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.

Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky] #200860
04/22/11 10:43 PM
04/22/11 10:43 PM
nhsparky  Offline OP
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 19
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

Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky] #200863
04/23/11 02:23 AM
04/23/11 02:23 AM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,187
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.

Greg Fretwell
Re: Range hood switch [Re: nhsparky] #200879
04/24/11 11:18 AM
04/24/11 11:18 AM
leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
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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