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  1. Zoomer

    Zoomer New OPE Member

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    Thought I would post this since I couldn't find much online about this odd (?) brand of edger. It is an American Gardener driveway edger, 120V. Purchased I am sure at a big box store maybe 10-15 years ago. Anyway, the trigger switch recently went kaput, meaning the edger would start running as soon as I plugged it in. This is really not fun with an edger.

    Checked manual, the company's website was up for sale. The toll free help number was just a bunch of advertising.

    Google and other searches yielded replacement blades but nothing else. The switch is a sealed unit. I was able to get the manufacturer and model number off one side of it: Kedu HY37B. Searched Ebay and found a seller selling single units for $17. (Kedu is still around but only sells switches in batches of 10). Installed the new switch easily with small screwdrivers, though the handle does not come apart as far as I would like. Overall a well made unit. It runs fine now.Hope this helps someone!
     

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    Sweet. Even the cheap electric stuff was made pretty well back in the day. I just picked up a really nice Weed Eater electric weedeater from a pawn shop the other day. My grandma had one like it and worked the snot out of it, very good machine.
     
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    Sounds like the switch contacts just stuck closed from normal arcing when they open to stop the motor.
    Not unlike the issue with DC current and mower PTO~clutch switches.

    There are also methods of suppressing the arc for AC switches.
    Some info here if you're interested.
    https://testguy.net/content/362-Arc-suppression-circuits

    Maybe someone here has the knowledge~math skills to do a calculation?
    Had an Engineer teaching me some of this stuff, back in the '80s,
    ("simpler" controls for building printing presses)
    But most of what he taught me has long since faded from disuse.
     
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