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Old 05-11-2014, 11:38 PM  
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Default Bad experiences with Panasonic FV-WCCS1-W WhisperControl Three-Function On/Off Switch

I bought this $50 switch with the expectation it would last a few years. Within the first month, the blue LED stopped working. Now 9 months in, the manual switch no longer works.

Has anyone else see premature failures?

Any know a way to get this covered under a warranty?



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Old 05-12-2014, 05:10 PM  
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If it is still under warranty, then take it back to where you got it and have it exchanged under warranty.
Make sure you turn off power before wiring it in, this will mess up the unit.



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Old 05-12-2014, 06:32 PM  
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with the expectation it would last a few years

Within the first month, the blue LED stopped working. Now 9 months in, the manual switch no longer works.
I'd think a wiring error would have instantly smoked this so maybe you have a mild overload, maybe it's something wrong with the device you are controlling.
If not, early failures suggest a random defect put in at the factory rather than a design problem.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:49 PM  
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Has anyone else heard of a problem with this model?

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http://www.google.com/search?client=...roblem+&rls=en

Searching on "class action" or "v. Panasonic" will probably turn up nothing because not enough money is riding on this thing.

Except
http://www.leagle.com/decision/In%20...%20CORPORATION
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Apparently this Cadillac of light switches is a dud.

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What model exhaust fan are you using this on?

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:06 AM  
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Panasonic Whisper FV-11VQ5


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