Bad experiences with Panasonic FV-WCCS1-W WhisperControl Three-Function On/Off Switch

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  1. May 12, 2014 #1

    LeakingFaucet

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    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?
     
  2. May 12, 2014 #2

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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.
     
  3. May 13, 2014 #3

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    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.
     
  4. May 13, 2014 #4

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    Has anyone else heard of a problem with this model?
     
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  6. May 14, 2014 #6

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    Apparently this Cadillac of light switches is a dud.
     
  7. May 14, 2014 #7

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    What model exhaust fan are you using this on?
     
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