How to replace Air Switch in a whirlpool

Old 10-27-07, 07:38 AM
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How to replace Air Switch in a whirlpool

My Kohler 1146 whirlpool had the 'Push Button' missing on the air switch. I have received a new air switch kit from Kohler(Escutcheon, button, base, tube etc.). However the instructions that come with the replacement part are not really helping me in this 'do-it-yourself' project.
The instructions ask to pryoff the escutcheon with a flat-blade screwdriver and remove and discard the escutcheon, button and spring. I think I have been able to pryoff the escutcheon. Next I need to pull off the base with pliers from the base - but I have not been able to do that.
Does anyone have any tips with regards to replacing this air switch?
Old 10-27-07, 06:26 PM
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Welcome to the forums! If you have access from beneath the rim, the switch will probably be held on with a spanner nut, and will need to be loosened first. Pull the air hose off first and tape it where you can find it later.

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