Dishwasher rewiring

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Deal, May 24, 2013.

  1. Deal

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    I have a small project idea that I would appreciate some input on.

    The background is that I have a dishwasher with a door latch assembly containing two switches breaking both the neutral and hot leads when the latch opens. One of those switches failed and to replace I have to buy a full assembly for over $50 or....

    I would like to make use of the single switch that still works to feed a new switch that has two throws. Does this make sense? Can anyone point me at an appropriate switch for this purpose?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    You need to know the model of the appliance switch, so to compare it with other switches, OR use just one switch in the Live (Hot) side.
     
  3. Deal

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  4. mcgyvr

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    hardly seems worth the trouble when the replacement is only $50 and your electrical knowledge is not sufficient to handle the conversion by yourself.. be safe please
     
  5. Deal

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    The point of asking here is that I am trying to "be safe" My temporary solution is that I removed the one switch and permanently closed the one side. That obviously works but at a risk. I'm trying to tidy up the conversion.
     
  6. JohnInTX

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    That looks like a pair of standard Microswitches in a plastic frame. You should be able to source a replacement easily enough by matching the electrical ratings on the switch and matching the actuator (lever, plunger etc).

    Mouser, Digikey, Grainger, many hardware stores etc. will have them.
     
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  7. Dodgydave

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    They are V3 type microswitches plenty on Ebay, or i am sure that you can get them in the USA from your local electronics dealer.

    Ebay

    Digikey
     
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