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Shop vac QPL625 on off switch stays on. - Vacuums

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    Had the same problem, removed an cleaned the on/off switch with electronic contact cleaner but problem came back. Unable to find a replacement switch anywhere.

  • Matt000001 Oct 22, 2008

    imported switch = short life. remember the old AB switch that you could count on for years. not made in China...

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    no power - one side of switch has failed -need part number

  • jeffh814 Nov 13, 2008

    my QPL 625 stays on all the time, i have to unplug it from wall outlet to stop it. need a replacement switch but cant find one. why doesnt SHOP VAC offer a part. i guess they want you to buy a new vac vs buying a $3.00 part.



  • Woodboy303 Dec 03, 2008

    Same problem with switch - please let me know if you find one.

    Scott

  • randerson143 Dec 08, 2008

    Still trying to find the part. 10 year old son thinks it is a shame you can't get the part. What we need are 10 year old engineers!

  • One49er Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks a bunch. Have been "pulling the plug" for years. :-)

  • churchill345 Mar 15, 2009

    I have had the same problem for several years except that I took the switch out, lubed it w/ WD40 and re-installed it. It worked fine for about 2 years then after a prolonged use, it totally died. I just ordered 3 from the website above. Thanks feckzar and nminadeo!!

  • Brian Shaw Mar 24, 2012

    I just ordered the switch from Digi-Key, thank you so much!! Yanking the plug out of the wall has been such a pain!

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Contact Digi-Key 1-800-344-4539 or 218-681-6674 ask for part number EG1505-ND.

Cost is about $2.00 plus shipping.

See http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=EG1505-ND for part details.

You want a D.P.S.T (On/Off) mini-rocker switch.

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  • MrHaz Nov 23, 2010

    WHAT A CROCK!!! I've been using Shop Vac for years, and we've all had the same or similar problem. One NUTJOB can't install the switch correctly and gets hurt, so the rest of us can't order a replacement switch from Shop Vac.

    Your link worked perfectly. I selected 1st Class Postal Service for the delivery and they didn't add shipping. Don't know what that'll do to my order, but this feels like progress! Thanks SO VERY much!!!

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I also had a switch go bad on a shop vac-- wouldn't turn off. For less than $4.00, I got a replacement mini rocker switch from Digi-Key www.digikey.com. item # EG1505 Problem solved. My shop vac works like new.

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I have the same problem...thanks nminadeo, I ordered the switch from Digikey and installed it...works perfectly. Thanks again! I sent ShopVac an email of how disgusted I was at them for trying to gouge people to buy the whole power unit.

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Digi-Key is a great sourch for the switch but the EG1505-ND is only rated for 8A and the vac draws more than that. For about 40 cents more order a 1091-1062-ND. It's rated for 15A.

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  • Russ Blakeman Mar 31, 2013

    15A at 250V is actually a 125V 20A rating so even better yet. The 8A 125V will fail in a short time

  • Russ Blakeman Mar 31, 2013

    Also David is right on using the 1091-1062-ND 15A/250VAC switch instead of the 8A/125VAC one originally mentioned. I just replaced the switch in my 20 yr old Shop Vac and the old switch is 12A/250VAC or 15A/125VAC. Mine worked some times, had to smack the unit to get it to work. Found a rocker in my junk box that came off an old PC power supply (the good ones that actually have a rocker on back) that was same size and is 15A at 125V. Wires were soldered but removed those and cleaned the spade terminals and it works like the day I got it 20 yrs ago. Best part is I bought it as a factory refurb from Big Lots for around $20. All I've had to do to it is clean and lube inside and finally I got tired of the flakey switch and replaced it. Some knob on eBay is selling the 8A model as a Shop Vac replacement - for $12 (wow - it's a $2 switch).

  • Dan Warren Aug 15, 2013

    Hmm.. an old PC power supply... good idea.

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Thanks for the info - my switch for my ShopVac went bad as well. And found out ShopVac for some unknow reason does not offer it as a "part".

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

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    Lindsey Apr 23, 2014

    Thanks Steve & David. The DigiKey 1091-1062-ND is perfect. Replacing just requires removing the two screws from the handle and pulling off the cover to access the switch.

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