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Rocker switch for 600w and 900w combo is no good now, don't see a model # on the heater. Switch is a Defond DRH-2415 15a 125VAC

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I replaced the switch on my heater with compatible rocker switch from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l2736&_nkw=Double+Red+Light+Button+ON%2FOFF+Position+Rocker+Switch

It works very well.

Posted on Feb 04, 2012

  • Richard Robison Apr 12, 2014

    Unfortunately, this switch failed after two years. The heater still works well, so I may replace the switch yet again.

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If it looks like this you can find one here

Defond DRH-2415 15A 125VAC Lighted Dual Heater Switch

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Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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ZE-235-2 replaces Defond DRH-2415. You can buy it from this link:
https://www.ceilingfanswitch.com/product/ze-235-2-rocker-switch

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Get two Garder Bender GSW-42 rocker switches, cut and file one side of the front plate of each switch so that they mate, widen the hole slightly so they fit and you are done.

Posted on Dec 11, 2011

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Try this link http://www.nelsonappliance.com/Space+Heater+Parts.html

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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