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smoyi 01-16-2013 05:56 AM

Fix light switch
 
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Usually I can turn on the light by pressing down the switch, but somehow it doesn't work anymore. When I press down, it does not stay and bounds back. How can I fix this?

Please see attached photo.

Much appreciated.

Bondo 01-16-2013 06:13 AM

Ayuh,.... Replace it...

smoyi 01-16-2013 06:16 AM

How to replace it? can I get a new one from the shop? Thanks.

AllanJ 01-16-2013 07:10 AM

You may or may not be able to find a switch exactly like that.

You will need to turn off the power, unscrew that switch from the wall, and measure the space and the spacing between the screw holes. Then find a switch that fits.

It is possible you will end up with a switch of a different style, for example with a toggle that flips up for on and down for off.

A few folks, I would guess those who built model ships and planes in an earlier life, may be able to dissect that switch and repair it.

kbsparky 01-16-2013 07:14 AM

That looks like the type of switch used in Australia. Where in the world are you?

smoyi 01-16-2013 02:29 PM

I am in Australia.

smoyi 01-16-2013 02:30 PM

OK, I will try this.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AllanJ (Post 1094694)
You may or may not be able to find a switch exactly like that.

You will need to turn off the power, unscrew that switch from the wall, and measure the space and the spacing between the screw holes. Then find a switch that fits.

It is possible you will end up with a switch of a different style, for example with a toggle that flips up for on and down for off.

A few folks, I would guess those who built model ships and planes in an earlier life, may be able to dissect that switch and repair it.


kbsparky 01-16-2013 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by smoyi (Post 1095020)
I am in Australia.

I thought so. Check with a local hardware store or supply house for a replacement switch. It should be an easy task to remove and replace it.

Be sure to switch off the main power before attempting to replace the switch.

Do they still have Mitre10 stores down there? Do they sell that sort of thing?


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