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On Off switch

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 28th, 2012

sears grinder model # 397.19391 on off switch part # 4984992 do you know what replacement switch I can use. No longer in stock tkanks

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Thanks for the information Mike.
by Manage My Life
February 28th, 2012
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OK I'll bite this back once (last time). Jimmy K should just stop. Sears has no way to cross reference equivalent switches, effectively rendering the part unavailable through Parts Direct. Hardware and builders supplies will not carry such an esoteric part. They carry HOME LIGHTING switches, not appliance replacement switches. Radio Shack is also now out of that business. Since the fit into the grinder switch plate is critical, and the original switch manufacturer also no longer offers a precise drop-in, I finally found a suitable replacement at W.W.Grainger which was slightly larger in both dimensions and required some file work to make the hole larger. It is also a ROCKER switch unlike the original TOGGLE switch (it actually looks better). Their stocking number is 2LNA7.
by Manage My Life
February 27th, 2012
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Mike, the switch for the grinder is not available through Sears Parts Direct as the original part number. Sears, and many hardware stores and builder supply stores carry these switches in bulk and that is what I recommended to the customer. Thanks for your input.
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February 27th, 2012
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James did not read the whole question and gave a useless answer, and should restrain himself in the future. The site moderator should remove his answer.

Jimmy K also did not read the question but his answer is a bit less useless. Had he read the question or bothered to research it himself he would have discovered that THE PART IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM SEARS. The rest of his advice is sound about finding a substitute, but incomplete, and Jimmy K should restrain himself in the future.
by Manage My Life
February 26th, 2012
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You can find a replacement for the switch at a Sears store, hardware store, or builders supply store.

Take a picture of the wiring of the switch or make a drawing so you can rewire it. Remove the switch and take the old one to one of the above stores.

Look on the old switch for the amperage it is rated to carry. Be sure the replacement switch is rated for as much or more amperage than the original.

These switches are usually in the hardware department of the store and there are many variations. Select a switch that will mount like the original with the correct amp rating and it will work.
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March 24th, 2011
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I'm sorry that you are having difficulties repairing your grinder. I did some research for you at managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may assist you until your expert can respond. I have attached the link below. I hope this will shed some light on the issues you may be running into. I hope your expert can help you find a substitute part that will fill the bill.
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March 23rd, 2011
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