# Replacement Hi-temp Switch

#### MCForever

Joined Mar 1, 2014
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Hello Folks. I am trying to repair a 120V clothes steamer and have found the hi-temp switch is always open circuit so the element will not heat. The switch is about the size of a nickle in diameter and marked "KSD 602". Does anyone know where I can find one of these other than ordering 1000 though Alibaba? Thanks in advance.

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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Without a brand name or model number, I'm getting nowhere. At least I can guess you are in North America. Can you narrow it down any?

#### MCForever

Joined Mar 1, 2014
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#### #12

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#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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I see that you found one rated for 100 C but did anybody find out what temperature the 602 is designed for?
(There is enough uncertainty in this to make me cautious.)

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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They also appear to be the same as fitted to all clothes dryers which often have three in circuit, one being the O.H. temp switch.
They are plentiful on ebay or appliance parts stores.
Max.

#### ian field

Joined Oct 27, 2012
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If I google KSD602 I get correct pics, but only Chinese wholesalers. http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Ksd-Thermostat_11468555.html?spm=a2700.7724857.35.1.RjvU4p

It looks like this and would have a temp cut out somewhere above 212 deg F. It is out of a Conair Compact Upright Steamer (GGS7TGC). Thanks for the help.
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It looks like an industry standard part to me - all you need to find is what component name/description it goes by and search the catalogues for the right temperature.

#### #12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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search the catalogues for the right temperature
THAT is the point that worries me.
Sure, these are standard size switches, but I have seen them rated from zero F to 185F, and I'm sure I haven't seen them all. Please try to buy the correct temperature rating.