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Electrical Contact material

My father has old pedestal style sump pumps that uses centrifugal swithes. These switches have breaking electrical contacts. He periodically replaces these contacts because of wear from arcing. We can no longer find the switches. He wants to just purchase some rivot style electrical contacts to repair/replace the worn contacts on the switches. We have contacted a manufacturer of electrical contacts but they want to know what material the contacts are made of. Our assumption is silver or a silver alloy. Coule they be nickel? Can you help me on what material would be apporpriate for these contacts? Thanks

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Most contacts with silver colouring is a silver alloy the root cause of arcing and burnt out points might be a wrong value capacitor

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I keep getting a failure with a code 2 before my front load loader whirlpool washer cycle is complete. The washer is about 7 years old.


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lidswitch1.jpg Aside from electrical problems, the switch may suffer from a mechanical problem. The lid may have a striker which depresses the switch when the lid is closed. Make sure the striker is functioning and aligned with the hole over the switch. Inspect the switch and make sure the metal strip is not bent out of position (if present). If your switch uses a mercury switch, make sure the mercury envelops the internal contacts when it is in the closed lid position. Your design may differ, so inspect it for proper operation before proceeding to the electrical testing.
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First you'll have to do a little homework... Start by clicking here and look at part number 18 (there are 3 separate pieces and come as a set). The part number is 285744. You can get them from a local appliance parts outfit or order them online <---just type the part number into your favorite search engine. You'll also notice that the shoes are inside the cabinet, that means the cabinet will have to be removed to get to 'em. OK... just watch this video to learn how to do that.

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After you have the parts, you'll notice they have little "pegs" on them. These pegs snap into the pedestal (refer back to the link above). That means your old ones have be snapped OUT, right? Here's the way I do it...

(Assuming you have the cabinet removed) Start at one of the 3 pedestal supports and do one at a time. Use a large screwdriver and pry the 2 plates apart, then I use a hammer handle (because I carry hammers with me and they're handy) and insert it between the 2 plates to keep 'em separated. Now from under the pedestal, tap the pegs of the old shoes to pop them out. Now take one of your new parts and simply place the pegs into the holes. (NOTE!!! Don't try snapping it in right now, 'cause you'll break it!) Now that the shoe is in place (and not snapped in) just remove the hammer handle and allow the upper plate to drop down onto the newly installed shoe. (You'll snap all of them into place at the end of all this, OK?) Now do the same thing with the other 2 shoes.

OK, now that all 3 shoes are in, you'll now snap them into place. Do this by standing in front of the washer above one of the pedestal legs. Place both hands on top of the plastic tub and with a quick, forceful motion push sharply down. You'll here the shoe snap in. Do this on all 3 corners. (TECH NOTE---> Doing it this way ensures that pressure is evenly applied across the entire top of the new shoes preventing them from breaking) After that's done, grab a flashlight and look under the pedestal at each of the shoes to inspect and ensure that the pegs fully seated, if not... repeat the "push down" technique until all pegs are fully seated.

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          Aside from electrical problems, the switch may suffer from a mechanical problem. The lid may have a striker which depresses the switch when the lid is closed. Make sure the striker is functioning and aligned with the hole over the switch. Inspect the switch and make sure the metal strip is not bent out of position (if present). If your switch uses a mercury switch, make sure the mercury envelops the internal contacts when it is in the closed lid position. Your design may differ, so inspect it for proper operation before proceeding to the electrical testing.


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