Thread Number: 36692  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Whispertone Power Switch Problem
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Post# 392614   6/1/2018 at 09:02 by Gj3476 (Dallas,TX)        

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Hi everybody, so about 2 Fridays ago I was using my Kenmore whispertone I got a few weeks ago along with the DAM power drive at the army and when I about to vacuum again, the on off switch was barely making the vacuum turn on and I started smelling a little weird smell coming from the switch and I believe the power switch got shortened, but the vacuum should still work like normal, suction strong as heck but the power switch is shortened so what do y’all think I should do? Try to fix it by myself or take it in to a professional vacuum repair person? Thanks.

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Post# 392676 , Reply# 1   6/1/2018 at 23:46 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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That's a standard snap-in rocker switch. Take it out, measure it, and buy a new one from digikey or ebay. Likely the switch contacts are burned and welding to each other.

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