Gralab 525 died

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  1. BetterSense

    BetterSense Member

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    I have a Gralab 525 digital timer that I like but it's always been flakey with the slidey switches on the front panel. For the past 2 years I've been squeaking by by never touching them, but since I moved, it got bumped and now it doesn't work. Is this a know problem with these, and/or an easy fix? I'm weighing the relative effort in trying to take it apart vs. how much used timers cost.
     
  2. jp498

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    If it will do the job for you, I really like my gralab 451. The buttons are covered so they won't get corroded or deteriorate.

    Some of this on the intermittient switches is also worth trying:
    http://www.amazon.com/CRC-05103-Quick-Electronic-Cleaner/dp/B000BXOGNI
    otherwise replacing them is going to be some effort, not difficult, but if you have to ask, it's probably not your kinda of enjoyable effort.
     
  3. Rick A

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    Have you tried using contact cleaner on the switches?