Looking for interrupt switch

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Rubber mallet does clear it up. Proper disassembly and cleaning is best... but Ive gotten more than a few to work with a small nudge of the rubber mallet. Your mileage may vary.
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It is called a "Love Tap" where it ain't working and now it is - and then it gets fixed when the calamity is over :cool: I think a lot of these machines sit more than they are used. Contactors will get gummy and sticky from sitting and being exposed to "the elephants of the weather". Contact cleaner helps too but like you said, a tap will make it go again until something better can be done.

Yeah, the elephants (not elements).
Those things that stomp around and knock your stuff over :)

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Yes... Love tap is the optimal wording.... and notice that I also stated that if the love taps work, then take it apart to see what is causing it to hang up, so it can be fixed properly.
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Agreed 100%.
Those who don't will wish they had.
Especially when the need for proper operation is greater.
 

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Actually, its real simple. Remove the K1 from the set. Take the K1 apart. apply 24 VDC to X&Y terminals. Wires 150B and 152D. The contactor should close. When you take the guts out of the tin box, you will normally see if it needs cleaning up.
 

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Im in Connecticut, I dont travel but I do have parts.
What contactor do you have in this set, (brand), Contact Industries, or Ametek?
You probably dont have a bad switch you have a bad contactor.
Ametek is known for this issue.
I have several Contact Industries contactors.
How do I find out what one I have I am new to this and need help I will gladly pay for any and all parts and help
 

Trick1us

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Actually, its real simple. Remove the K1 from the set. Take the K1 apart. apply 24 VDC to X&Y terminals. Wires 150B and 152D. The contactor should close. When you take the guts out of the tin box, you will normally see if it needs cleaning up.
Where is the k1 and how do I get to it is I may ask
 

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Where is the k1 and how do I get to it is I may ask
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Hey @Trick1us ,

Our suggestions about going to look at the TM books is not because we don't want to make this easy.
Goal is to give you the ability to fix this and other things next time - and maybe help the next guy...

Zed254 's post just above this post is a GREAT idea.

Once you have that TM downloaded, searched to the spot for K1, and have the picture in front of you - things will get a LOT easier.
(the old idea about teach a man to fish)
 

Dewie38

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Everyone here is willing and in most cases able to help.
The idea here is to learn by doing with direction from the masses of knowledge here. Doing is the best way to learn your machine.
As you trouble shoot, you post your findings here and we will help and yes we have parts IF you need them.
Get the manuals or Guy will kick your butt.
 

Light in the Dark

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Everyone here is willing and in most cases able to help.
The idea here is to learn by doing with direction from the masses of knowledge here. Doing is the best way to learn your machine.
As you trouble shoot, you post your findings here and we will help and yes we have parts IF you need them.
Get the manuals or Guy will kick your butt.
I believe he will refer to the section of the TM where it instructs you to get a kick in the butt.
 

Trick1us

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Hey @Trick1us ,

Our suggestions about going to look at the TM books is not because we don't want to make this easy.
Goal is to give you the ability to fix this and other things next time - and maybe help the next guy...

Zed254 's post just above this post is a GREAT idea.

Once you have that TM downloaded, searched to the spot for K1, and have the picture in front of you - things will get a LOT easier.
(the old idea about teach a man to fish)
Ok I have the TM printed and man was it a lot I located the chapter 2.23 and page 2-87 but it was not much information
 

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If you head to PDF Pg 132, you will see 2-61 (AC Circuit Interrupt Relay). In the steps below it, it calls out "Inspect AC circuit interrupter relay (4, FIGURE 2-16) ". If you scroll a page or two further into the PDF you will see the exploded diagram with #4 called out.
 

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So, what you want to know? It tells you how to check it. It tells you how it works in the system. It is a "Pluck and Chuck" Item. So The -24P will not show you what it looks like inside. If you really, really, really want to know before hand what it looks like, I think I can did up something very much like what yours will look like. But its not exactly the same. What else do you want to know?
 

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This is very much like what you have. Big difference is that this type has a cannon plug. Yours not. Both were even made by the same Company if I recall right. If you want a list of parts, I can post that too. But do not think its a big help.


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