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PartSelect Number PS2002868
This down-draft fan switch kit comes with the switch itself and two metallic push nuts. At 125 volts,this switch will allow for 6 amps, and at 250 volts, this switch will allow for 250 volts. This switch runs at 1/4 horsepower.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Disable cicuit! remove 2 screws on control housing, lift housing. Remove retaining washers from mounting posts (a trifle difficult, but drill into them with an 1/8" bit...they'll break off enough to grab with needlenose pliers). Mount & wire new switch. The replacement retaining washers are too small...hold them in visegrips & ream the hole with a larger drill bit. Place washer in a magnetic hex drive bit, align over post & tap with hammer to start them, then use a small socket to tap them home. Screw down control housing. Enable circuit...voila!
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Broke both crimp on washers. Drilled two appropriate holes in a dowell rod, used these holes to hold the new crimp on washers. Then drove the washers onto the switch's built in pegs.
First the power to the cooktop was turned off. Two screws were removed to be able to lift the fan switch holder. The old switch was removed easly because it fell apart. The nuts holding the part in broke as they were removed so they could not be reused. The new switch was put in place however the nuts were too small. I don't know what they were supposed to fit but not these screws. The part was super glued in place. It works perfectly.
Ok, however, from what I read on the internet those who wrote down their advice and experience regarding this particular part, explained that the push nuts were too small to accomodate the studs. I too had the same problem, and therefore had to get other ones at the local hardware store. Apparently this is inherently a commmon problem. You need to provide push nuts with a slightly larger diameter, so they can be pushed down the studs/pegs.
remove gas valve knobs, removed two screws holding trim plate on lifted plate removed wires replaced switch and reversed the prior moves.Very easy
After reading the other do-it yourselfers I knew it wasn't going to be an easy task. However, when I received my new switch I saw that the hook up and installation would be a snap. My only problem was removal of the old lock washers so I cut them off with my tin snips and once the new switch was attached to the plate I used a socket on the end of a three inch extension. I placed the socket over the new washer and gently tapped on the end of the extention until the washer was seated. It took about two or three taps on each washer and I was finished. Everything went pretty well. Total time to install was about ten minutes.
Removed cover, disconnected 2 wires, attempted to remove push nuts with nutdriver, screw driver, and pliers to no avail. Cut off metal bracket with diagonal cutters, then cut off push nuts with diagonal cutters. Push nuts with kit would not fit the threaded posts. Found washers and regular nuts to attach the switch. Replaced the 2 spades on the wires (both were burnt) and shrink wrapped both spades. Pushed on the spades and reattached the cover to the cooktop.
Disconnect power cord first. I remove the air fan cover to get to the two screws which hold the fan switch and burner knobs. Remove burner knobs and and remove switch cover, disconnect wires to fan switch. Pry spring nuts off with screwdriver to get switch off. Pay attention to which way switch goes on so that it turns on in the right direction. Install spring nuts (they may look too small but they're not) using a deep small socket the size of the spring nuts tap the the socket with a small hammer and the nuts will be locked in place. Put everything back in place and your done.
I verified that there was current running to the switch.Ordered a new switch,Replaced the switch.Had a little problem getting the oneway washers off the pegs but not much.Saved the cost of a repair man and felt good about myself!
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