This switch was one of three problems that all happened at the same time. Replaced the switch, but also had to reconstruct the connecting rings in the handle as a couple of the small wires to them had become "decoupled" from the ring disallowing a circuit to close. Finally, the fuse at the wall end of the electric hose had to be replaced. Lucky I had a spare fuse. But that is my last one and I would like a couple back ups. Unfortunately builtinvacuum.com doesn't have free shipping for small orders like the fuse and I am searching all over Phoenix AZ for a retail supply. Anybody reading this have a source in my city? Thanks.
works ok but switch fit in housing a little loose
Switch assembly works well, as expected. You need to be familiar with wiring repair. Getting the wires correctly, safely in place required some skill.
The switch arrived promptly and was easy to install. The downside is that this is already the second time this switch has had to be replaced. The first time was under warranty, but the second time I had to pay for the part.
Delivered as scheduled and works fine. Hope it works longer then the original which only lasted 18 months. I noticed the new one has a piece of foam under the switches that might help.
I get many of my replacement parts from MD. Always get great customer service. The switch on this assembly for the gas pump handle for some reason wants to start failing after 3 years of use. It is a shame that the switch isn't better or have the switch available for customers that can solder and replace just the switch.
(BIV Notes: Thank you for your continued business. we will pass this information on to the manufacturer of the switch assembly)
Works great. Expensive.
Should have more and better schematic for installation. If you don't have the wires just right the handle kit won't close properly or, worse, it will close but pinch the wires so that they will, over time, short out. Oh wait, then I buy another one. I guess the marketeers have it right.
MD Notes: (detailed installation instructions are also available on our website)
Superb replacement parts... but no instructions provided
Great fast shipping to Canada! Product video online excellent.
Very quick delivery, product works fine. Would have helped to have some instructions, however.
My vacuum works like new!
Great delivery and product works great
I really have not tried the replacement switch, I cleaned the old one with electrical contact cleaner and it is working now but the new one is an exact match so I am sure it will be fine. Now we have a spare, love our VAC
easy changout however the switch itself was a little different in size ,caused some difficulty in putting the handle back togather , connection working ok now . MD central vac great to work with !
Quite expensive for such a small part. Hope it will last longer than the original.
I purchased the new hose and handle 2 years and 2 months ago directly from MD. I am disappointed that the original switch failed 2 months after the warrantee expired. I am also disappointed that customer service didn't recognize that and offer to send the switch as a warrantee item. Other than that the switch works and was easy to 'switch' out. Kind of expensive. (MD NOTES: We are sorry for the inconvenience that this customer went through. We have credited him back the expense for the new purchase.)
Wires are extremely long making it hard to fit into the handle. The switch does not fit flush like the original. But it works.
The switch assembly solved our problem and was easily installed. I am a little disappointed that it needed replacing after less than two years of average service.