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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2019 12:53 am
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Todd Morgan
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Does anyone have a good source for replacement switches?I am looking for one that is completely metal, with no plastic. I 
Know the fans original switch has plastic, but I personally do not
want any plastic parts. If I can find one in brass, that would be even 
better.

Also, the existing switch is a rotory on off type. I get a reading with my ohm meter 
in the on position so I believe it still works. I plan to use this fan a lot and want to 
get many years of use out of it. Should I keep the existing switch and hope it
never fails, or is it a better idea to replace it with a new one now while the fan is
apart?

In addition, what is a good manufacturer of new replacement switches?
I do not want to replace this switch with one that will not last for many years

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 Posted: Mon Feb 25th, 2019 01:10 am
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Levi Mevis
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I might have a switch for you that I could send you, as long as your fan is a single speed fan that is.I have an old push button off/on switch that came from the base of an old floor lamp that was used to turn on the night light feature on an old floor lamp. The switch is metal except for the bottom of the switch and the pushbutton of the switch which are bakelite (you're not going to find a switch that is all metal because if the switch was all metal then you would get electrocuted everytime you turned the switch on).




This is the switch I have that you're welcome to have if you're interested in it. 


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Todd Morgan
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Hi LeviThank you for the response.
My switch is the rotory type, and it still works. I have found a source online
Called vintage wire and supply that has the type switch I am looking for 
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