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On off switch pops on with slighest touch, passes lowest speed, goes to 3 or 4,assume i need new switch, wonder how difficult it is to replace? thanks Kent

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I had the same problem. I fixed it by cleaning the switch and the slot that it slides in. The slot has little notches in it and the switch has a little tab on the bottom of it. If crud either gets in the little notches or around the tab then it won't stick in position. I think you could pretty much get it fixed by scraping the crud out with a toothpick. It's also possible that the screw inside the machine that the switch pivots on has come loose, but you have to take the whole thing apart for that one.

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