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Re: Jenn Air exhaust fan switch is BROKEN
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 05:31:44 PM »

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Re: Jenn Air exhaust fan switch is BROKEN
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 08:26:12 PM »
Thanks Smarte for the info.  The switch you mention is $6.64 at Mouser plus another $6.95 shipping, less than 1/3 the price of the fanswitch guy. Rather than grind down the terminals of the switch, it would probably be easier to snip off the wire terminals and crimp on some new ones.

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Re: Jenn Air exhaust fan switch is BROKEN
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 09:41:19 PM »
the terminals are probably 3/16", so you can match those at any electrical or auto supply parts.

(still no luck getting 5/16" though  :tickedoff: >:( :( ;D  )

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Re: Jenn Air exhaust fan switch is BROKEN
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 03:17:22 PM »
Reason for not changing the terminals and make them all the same size is to prevent you from putting the wrong wire on the wrong terminal of the switch.  I guess it is a safety thing so that was incorporated in the original switch's design.  Trimming the oversize terminals takes much less time than cutting the ends off/striping the wire/replacing terminals with new terminals and then risking that the wire is too short :(    Since you have to unplug the wires several times it is easy to forget which wire went on any specific terminal.   To each his own.  Glad I could help. 

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Re: Jenn Air exhaust fan switch is BROKEN
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2016, 11:02:35 PM »
Here is what I had to do since they don't sell the replacement switch anymore.
I wend to local HomeDepot but couldn't find one to replace with.
I decided to check out automotive parts and went to Advance Auto Parts.
After looking around half an hour, I found Auto Craft rocker switch(25 AMP, part #84835, $6.49).
It has three connectors but used only two('supply volt' and 'on acc').
It was close enough for me to cut the edge to fitted through.  Top part is made of plastic and was easy to cut with the utility knife.
Take your time and don't cut yourself!!!!!
After 20 min I was able to force it through and put little glue on the top edge to hold.
They only had two color blue and red. I pick up blue and it looks little bit odd but it is working.   My next step is to make it black and more permanent.
(this is my first post and hopefully posted to right place; previous was posted in the wrong place)   
« Last Edit: January 02, 2016, 11:07:06 PM by James20124 »

Offline Repair_man

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Re: Jenn Air exhaust fan switch is BROKEN
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2016, 08:50:07 AM »
This switch is available on ebay for about $18.00 with free shipping.
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