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My corded electric lawn mower stopped working today. I'm pretty sure it is the switch pictured below since I can read voltage before the switch but not after.
My lawn mower is old enough that I can't find replacement parts online (it is a Homelite UT13118).
Is the switch from the lawn mower a more generally available switch such that I might be able to buy one? Would be nice to be able to fix the lawn mower instead of trashing it.
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asked Sep 27, 2018 at 22:08
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Yes. Hit up electronic component suppliers like Mouser or Digi-Key. They have a staggering catalog of switches and you are likely to find a match.
Prepare to spend a fair amount of time looking bleary-eyed at the mechanical drawings on data sheets to match the physical size.
It also helps to limit search to items they actually stock. If it says 6 week lead time, nope.
answered Sep 27, 2018 at 22:27