Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
The switch has what are known as 'wiping contacts'. As they open and close they wipe across one another, therefore they should not corrode and go bad.
But they do.
I sat in the parking lot of the Cody Best Western and dribbled gas inside the switch (it was all I had) and worked the switch on and off for a long time. No joy. I just wound up with smelly fingers to eat my pizza with.
You can verify that the switch is bad with a volt-ohm meter; they're a few bucks at RadioShack, if those exist anymore. If not, Horrid Fright carries them for hardly any scratch.
You might try squirting a proper contact cleaner into the switch and working it to see if it will come back to life. If it does, put it back in and then order a new one, install it when it comes, and carry the second as a spare. There is a single screw that holds the switch in place.
If it don't, order a new one and install it.
"Either way, you're gonna get a new switch", Tom ordered.
Tom [email protected]
“The kid poured him another straight rye and I think he doctored it with water down behind the bar because when he came up with it he looked as guilty as if he'd kicked his grandmother.”
'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.”
Sting like a butterfly.
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 01-11-2016 at 07:50 PM.