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 Post subject: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 10:10 pm 
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The toggle switch that switches the unit from "phono" to "radio" needs to be replaced. It has one lead on one end and two leads on the other. Where can I get a replacement toggle switch?

Thanks, Phil


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 10:28 pm 
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If the switch is only dirty it can be cleaned. You can put the radio on its back and dribble several drops of control cleaner down the hole where the toggle is; actuate it several times after that.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Sun 03, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Johnnysan wrote:
If the switch is only dirty it can be cleaned. You can put the radio on its back and dribble several drops of control cleaner down the hole where the toggle is; actuate it several times after that.

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I have done the same using WD-40 with success. If you do need to get a new switch, ask for a SPDT (single-pole, double-throw) toggle switch. A request here on the ARF "Radio Classified" should yield a switch for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 12:40 am 
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The switch can't be activated to either position - the lever broke off the switch - it needs to be replaced


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 2:24 am 
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This should work for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 1:20 pm 
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A single-pole, double-throw switch is required. It needs to have at least three terminals.

Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters model 8R40, toggle switch
PostPosted: Dec Mon 04, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Oops; I have these:


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