toggle light switch


Postby marcuso » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:00 pm

The toggle on a switch moves up and down but doesn't switch the light and it feels 'loose'. Can this be repaired? I see there are two tiny holes on the ring at the base of the toggle which look as if a tool could be used to unscrew ring.

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Postby ericmark » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:17 pm

Unlikely the norm is overheating due to bad contact and melting the plastic inside.
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Postby marcuso » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:56 am

ericmark wrote:Unlikely the norm is overheating due to bad contact and melting the plastic inside.



Thanks. The switch never felt hot. Guess I'll buy a new switch if I can find one the same (to match another in the room - or I'll need to buy two!)
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Postby ericmark » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:35 pm

The very small spring loaded plunger which would likely melt would not likely transfer enough heat for the fault to be seen without disseminating the switch.
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