Can anyone find this switch?


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Old 11-20-16, 08:45 PM
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Can anyone find this switch?

I’d like to replace this switch. See pic. It is a bit dysfunctional—a Nutone switch I believe that came with the fan—perhaps circa 70’s?

It doesn’t have to look like this necessarily. It just needs to be 2 on-off-on switches (with a center off position) that fit in a single gang box. Ivory or white would be good. And because of the heater, should probably be 15 amps?

Anyway my conundrum is that I can’t find it anywhere. Can anyone send me a link to find it? Thanks very much!
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Old 11-20-16, 08:54 PM
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An easy to find and install replacement would be a dual or tandem switch.
Basically two single pole switches to fit in a single gang box.
Come in 15A or 20A and are available at all home improvement stores.

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Nutone/Broan has a two switch replacement also available.
Broan/NuTone Two-Function Fan Controller
 
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OK thanks...though it doesn't appear that either of those choices have a center off position, and I definitely need that.
 
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Old 11-20-16, 10:11 PM
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This might take some time, so hang in there.
You basically have 4 switches in one.
It would help to see a picture of how the switch terminals are wired at the back.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 01:49 AM
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The wiring really isn't a problem but that style of switch is no longer available. I know of a three switch plate that will work for you.

Three Function Fan Control Switch | Broan-Nutone 66W

The newer multi function control centers for four functions requires a two gang box.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 07:15 AM
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Here's a 4-function control that has only 3 rockers. Pete got me started looking.

Broan White 4-Function Wall Control-77DW - The Home Depot

It's Broan 77DW
 
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Old 11-21-16, 07:59 AM
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I found this one, Google" 3 position switch "and several came up.
https://www.grainger.com/category/fu...ts_optout=true
 
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Well only Handyone is game so far. He understands a 4 function switch is needed.

So If you look closely at his switch…..What he has posted will work in theory…..but not in reality as the Fan and Heater functions have to go on the on-off-on/center off toggle of his switch. (This is because we don’t want the possibility of fan exhaust and heater on at the same time.)

--Reason the heater and fan CAN NOT be wired to the on-off-on/center off is because those toggle contacts are only rated at 5 AMPS(The other 2 toggles are normal 15 amps)

I Hope this is understandable? And I am back to needing dual switch with a center off on each toggle.
 
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(This is because we donít want the possibility of fan exhaust and heater on at the same time.)
You don't want the fan and heater on at the same time, but that's what the manufacturers intended the switch to be capable of.

The seesaw switch was intended for the light and night light.

Any other option is probably beyond me.
 
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It looks like these are "standard" Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) rocker switchs mounted in a special faceplate you might be able to snap the switches out and replace both of them with two of These If the original switch is one piece you would have to fashion your own faceplate but I hope I gave you a starting point and helped
 
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Old 11-21-16, 10:22 AM
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Gen: if you read the specs, the switch that Handyone recommended has one toggle with center off to handle your light/night light. Then the other two switches are single throw for your fan or heater.

You can contact Nutone - they still have an info number - and see what they suggest.

If people accidently switch on the heater and vent at the same time, it may cause global warming.
 
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Old 11-21-16, 10:24 AM
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Pugsi..... those switches start at $67 each.... and you'd need two.

You will most likely need to purchase bulk switches and mount them yourself.

My first choice...
1506-11E EATON, Rocker Switch, SPDT, (On)-Off-(On), Black, Panel, 15 A

Canal RH Series Rocker Switch 3 Position On-Off-On 20 A 16 A | eBay
 
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Thanks for all the replies! I think PJ has the closest possibility...yea it is technically 2 panel mount switches put into a cut-out. Also I will see if I can get a number off the fan or switch & call Nutone--a bit corroded --a challenge to identify.
 
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Gen what about my reply I replied first (Post #10) with the switches of the same type but cheaper @ $0.99 each
 
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Post # 10 switches--there's no current rating listed, and I want something aq bit beefier anyway . Thanks for the reply.
 
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Old 11-22-16, 09:43 AM
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Some very good suggestions. If cost is more important then looks I'd just drill a coupel of holes in a blank cover plate to hold two SPDT center off toggle switches. 15a example: https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-To.../dp/B006WPO5LW

20amp example: https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-To.../dp/B001FRC69A
 
 

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