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Old 05-22-2002, 12:51 PM
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I've had to fix several of those switches. On one, the barrel that the spring is inserted had a crack. The crack was such that it allowed the switch to work in one direction but not the other. I tried glueing the barrel, but the fix was temporary. I ended up cutting a small section of shrink wrap/tube (Can be found at Radio Shack) and placing it over the barrel. Heat up the wrap to shrink it and put it all back together. If the switch sticks, you may have to file away a bit of the inside edges of the housing to make room for the larger barrel diameter.
Michael LaFleur

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