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Fan switch I need to replace the switch knob - where can i find one

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  • patna99 Jul 07, 2008

    I need to replace the switch and the switch knob. Where ti get them?

  • syssof1 Sep 30, 2008

    the knob on the switch is cracked and therefore will not turn the switch on or off


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Thankfully I found this and one other posting... Turns out that Radio Shack is the solution for this, specifically, go & pick up 1 1/2" Communications-type Control Knob (2 per package) Radio Shack Part # 274-0402. It's set up for 1/4 inch shaft & has a set screw to hold it. Perfect fix afaic.

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  • Jan Peters May 03, 2012

    Thankfully I found this and one other posting... Turns out that Radio Shack is the solution for this. Specifically go & pick up 1 1/2" Communications-type Control Knob (2 per package), Radio Shack Part # 274-0402. It's set up for 1/4 inch shaft & has a set screw to hold it. Perfect fix afaic.

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    Kathy Miranda Jan 31, 2014

    Thank you!!!


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I would go to an ACE hardware or any other hardware store, bring in the old knob if you had it to find another that would match the shaft which it connects to, another place might be Radio Shack.

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    Joe Shuler Mar 12, 2009

    you tagged my solution as inappropriate, but that is where I have gone to get misc. knobs for things. Specifically Radio Shack (not trying to promote them, but they have what you need), the switch is a slightly different matter, but I'm sure you can find a switch there also, just make sure of two things:

    1) you know how to replace switches (may include soldering things). Important, since replacing something in a non-safe manner can cause a fire, or short something out.

    2) you feel comfortable in taking it apart and getting to the switch. If you are not comfortable, then either get another fan, or have an electrical shop fix it for you.


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