Question about GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer
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
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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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.
There are two primary types of lid switches. One type on which you can directly test the terminals on the switch and another style where you have to test it at the wiring harness. In either case the method for testing the switch is the same. If a wiring harness is used, separate the two pieces of the harness and test the side of the harness that connects to the switch.
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