Fridge light switch - the saga continues
Mark Tucker last edited by Mark Tucker
So I took another look at that fridge light switch again. I finally managed to find a place that sells replacements, for $26 apiece. For a momentary contact switch. Screw that.
More importantly, there was a photo of the switch, so I could see where and what type the snaps holding it in were, so now I knew where to pry to get it out. Gotcha now, ya bastard...
Pulled it out, and popped off the cover to take a look.
That's what I thought. Nothing to it.
Some poking and prodding with a meter showed that the switch was on a hair trigger; it only closed at the last paper-width of travel. Any slight misalignment of the switch, and the contacts wouldn't touch. A slight tweak with a pair of needle-nose pliers solved that; now it actuates in the last eighth-inch of travel, so when it's on, the contacts are pushed together with a little spring pressure.
All back together now, and I tested it a dozen times, and it seems to work fine. And if it fails again, at least now I know how to get the damn thing out...
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@mark-tucker Great job! Love fixing the simplest things with perseverance and curiosity.
Exage03040 last edited by
$26 for a piece that was probably 26¢ to manufacture, if even.
Shop-Teacher last edited by
@mark-tucker Good work!
ttyymmnn last edited by
@mark-tucker Good job. The manufacturer would rather have you buy a new refrigerator.
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