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Replaced power switch on Ridgid OSS EB44242

01-18-2017 01:03 AM by DW833 | 0 comments »

I have a Ridgid OSS EB44242. The power switch went out and had to replace it. Wanted to note how it was done.First, EB44242 model is the same as EB44241. The 2 specifies a different manufacturing location. Before ordering a new switch you should check the existing switch to make sure it is bad. Unplug sander and remove bottom base. You could pop out the switch, but it is difficult to do. I did not want to break it in case it wasn’t the problem. So I removed the bottom base. I unplugged the switch from the wires.Use a multimeter to check the ohms across the switch. Save the switch just in case.The images of the switch below are of the original switch. Didn’t take pi...

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