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Post  staples61 on Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:40 pm

I broke the little green button off my 4000 (spare /backup machine)6 months ago getting it out of the car.
Last time I did this cost me $150 to replace whole arm.
This time i managed to get the little green button back on and it has'nt fallen off
and still ground balances!
Problem is - the little red grommet which came off with the button.
Try as I might I could not get it onto the white switch and get the button on.
So I gave up and just put the green button on and it works.
Problem is I think its no longer waterproof/resistant, and i,m scared I'll kill the machine if any moisture gets in.
Does anyone know the trick to repairing this beast ?
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Post  Nightjar on Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:57 pm

Staples, I vaguely remember Jaycar had an alternative press button switch.
I think it was Frank Wallace (The Digger - forums pseudo) who put me onto it.
Worth a try.



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Post  Mechanic on Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 pm

Yep, the Jaycar button will work, but you will need to take up the space a bit as the thread is smaller than the hole in the handle, so you could use tape, hotglue, silicon, chewing gum, really whatever floats your boat! Laughing

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Post  Wombat on Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:11 am

Staples61 Hi again. Try Coiltek again. They may be able to help you out on this one as well. They carry a few spares.
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Post  phoenix on Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:19 am

hey Staples
yeh Nightjar is correct. Jaycar has them and most of them are less than 10 bucks. Jaycar calls them a "momentary action switch". They`ve got all different types, you`ve just got to find the one that is the right size. I think you`ll find it`s SP0756 or SP0757, but don`t hold me to that.
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Post  sandy2010 on Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:39 pm

Simple..................just roll a condom over the button and onto the handle.....and bingo it's 99% leakproof (too easy)!



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Post  staples61 on Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:11 pm

Thanks guys for all the advice.
The condom might be a bit slippery!

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Post  big fella on Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:34 pm

staples61 wrote:Thanks guys for all the advice.
The condom might be a bit slippery!
Gday. Try useing an unused one lol!
Regards big fella.
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Post  sandy2010 on Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:14 am




Love that one Big Fella.............................("Brevity is the essence of wit").

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