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Whirlpool selector switch reassembly

Dear Sirs:
I need to reassemble a selector switch (airflow and contol switch) for my Whirlpool air conditioner model AC1002XS. It is the switch that selects the functions of " high cool / low cool/ fan only/ off ". Several websites show exploded diagrams for the selector switch for the newer models of AC1002XSO and AC1002XS1 which do not match my selector
switch.
My original intention for disassembly was to rotate the circular plastic
wheel from the "off" position to the ''high cool" position since the knob and stem were accidentally broken off. But, after removing the brass face plate
from the switch, two metal pieces fell out. Each piece is 1 7/8 long by
3/16 wide and the thickness of a business card. In the exact middle of
each piece is a channel or a speedbump , depending on which side you
are observing. I speculate that these might be some kind of spring clips,
but I can''t find any slots in which to insert the ends.
Please advise me on how to reassemble this switch.

Thanks,
Joe Gracki

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  • Pileated Joe Jun 27, 2008

    Whirlpool no longer makes a replacement switch for my air conditioner , so "buying a new switch" is not an option.

  • Pileated Joe Jun 27, 2008

    I reassembled the switch without the two metal pieces that fell out, and found that the air conditioner works just fine without them. Apparently they were not essential parts.

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Buy a new switch!

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