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  1. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    Hi im new here, nice forum!
    Ive got a broken power switch on my dishwasher, problem is finding . a match for it.
    the only close match i found is on ebay but im not sure its good , im not the best with electronic repair so im not sure if its safe and or will work.
    the switch i have says this on the top
    KDC A04 TV-5 120vac 5A/80A 10A 250vac t85

    and here is the link to the piece i found on ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pcs-8A-25...4-/321513762256?ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123

    thanks for your help!
    Dan.
     
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  2. KrisBlueNZ

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    Hi Dan and welcome to Electronics Point :)

    Can you post one or two photos of your original switch?
     
  3. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    hi there , thanks for the welcome !
    sure ill give it a go ,
    not the best quality , bad cam on my tablet
     

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  4. KrisBlueNZ

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    Yeah, they look very similar. The eBay one doesn't have spade lugs for the wires though, so you would have to cut the spade connectors off the wires, strip the wires, and solder them to the new switch. Do that one wire at a time - you don't want to get them wrong! And obviously unplug the dishwasher! And I recommend insulating the new connections thoroughly - a big gob of hot melt glue is good for this.

    You can never be sure about the authenticity of components you buy through eBay. There's always the possibility of counterfeiting. I haven't heard of switches being counterfeited though, and if the switches you get look as tidy and solid as the ones in the photo on eBay, I think you're OK.
     
  5. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    Are there adaptors i could buy ,not sure i wanna cut
    the wires.I have spliced wires before im just a bit paranoid lol i dont want to start a fire .... id have to get a soldering iron , i guess i could borrow one .
    Thanks alot for the advice!
    Dan.
     
  6. KrisBlueNZ

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    You could try to find a suitable switch that has spade terminals...

    Good luck! (With whatever you decide to do.)
     
  7. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    could i put any switch or does it need to be an exact match? like any switch with 4 spade connectors?
     
  8. KrisBlueNZ

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    It needs to be:
    • DPST (double pole, single throw; four terminals)
    • Mechanically compatible
    • Rated for 120VAC or more, 5A or more
    • Same action as the original - I guess this is "push-ON, push-OFF" (toggle)?
    I think you should get the eBay one. It's an exact match apart from the connections. At least, if you don't find an exact match somewhere else, go back to the eBay one.
     
  9. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    Ohh that dpst really helps my search ,i found another with these specs
    Item Name :power Switch
    Model :KDC-A04
    Connect Type :DPST
    Material :Metal, Plastic
    Rating Voltage :AC 250V 8A
     
  10. KrisBlueNZ

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    That's the same part that you found on eBay. Does it have spade connectors? If so, it's a match.
     
  11. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    ok cool! is there a technical term for spade connectors? not sure if this one has that , thanks very much for your help! really appreciate it!
     
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    No. The description says "solder type for the terminals connecting".

    So that switch is another version of the KDC-A04 (according to the description) or KDC-A11 (according to the title). Maybe the suffix (-2 for these ones) indicates the terminal type?

    I tried a Google image search on KDC-A04: https://www.google.com/search?q="KDC-A04"&tbm=isch and found these matches:

    http://www.yqyulin.com/push-key-switch/819.html
    http://www.ec21.com/product-details/Push-Button-Switch-KDC-A04--5409005.html
    http://en.ofweek.com/Product/Power-...Tact-Switch-KDC-A04-1--prod-20276-198642.html
    http://www.hfdjc.com/encp.asp?xh=KDC-A04-10 &lx=Push-button switches &list=2&id=54

    I doubt that those sites will help you get one, but you might find some useful information.

    You could try aliexpress.com.

    It looks like you want a suffix of -1 or -CT20.
     
  14. danmitch1

    danmitch1

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    ok great! ill take this all into consideration when searching. if all fails ill just buy the one i first posted from ebay .Thanks again , ill keep you posted,
    Dan.
     
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