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Electrical switch not working?

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3 years 3 months ago #4510 by dmcb
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Thanks for your permission to use it.
Please explain how cleaning a bad switch would make it overheat. It doesn't repair anything. A bad switch is a bad switch and it simply won't work if that isn't the problem.
Have you ever cleaned one and had a problem?
I have cleaned lots of them and personally never had a problem. And have done it for years. And that includes 110 volt light switches which isn't a momentary switch. Nor is it low voltage.
But theory always overcomes the real world. :-?
Not sure I would even try on a battery switch or solenoid but I wonder how simply cleaning it would make it overheat.

WD40 will burn, yes. It isn't highly flammable like it was. They changed that years ago.
It won't work as a starting fluid any longer.
As always each person will have to make up their own minds.

Doug

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3 years 3 months ago #4511 by freedre
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My brother in law swears that WD40 relieves his arthritis. He sprays it on and rubs it in.

But don't get me started on my brother in law.

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3 years 3 months ago #4512 by David
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freedre wrote: My brother in law swears that WD40 relieves his arthritis. He sprays it on and rubs it in.

But don't get me started on my brother in law.


So it doubles as bug spray :evil:

David
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3 years 3 months ago #4513 by lolar3288
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dmcb wrote: WD40 is flammable but not like it used to be. I doubt it would make starting fluid any longer.
I sprayed some on an open flame and it burned but nothing exciting.
You could use some from a squirt can and eliminate that problem.
Doug


I don't know if WD40 was one of the companies that was using propane as a propellant? a bunch of products got into hot water using propane and had to change. It still will start a generator.

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3 years 3 months ago #4527 by iproff
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Propane is widely used as a propellant in many spray cans. If you look at the MSDS for WD40 it lists all of it's indigence's and when it is in a spray can vrs a spray bottle there is an extra hydro carbon used.
There are AC repair shops that advertise an all green alternative to R12 which we can't buy in Canada, they use propane. All the home AC kits that you buy at Canadian Tire use a hydrocarbon.

Ken

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3 years 3 months ago #4532 by roddy
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DCMB,
I apologize for my post.
It was not intended as criticism of your practice using wd40 to revitalise switches / contacts.
I too use crc and wd40 to revitilize switches!!!!
My object was to replace swtches at a later date, as they inexpensive items.
Sorry Rod

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