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Old 11-06-2019, 08:43 PM   #1
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Do you have one of these switches?

Ours doesnít appear to operate anything. Itís also inadequately attached to the wall, but thatís probably beside the point.

Itís over the counter between the stove top and the sink.

Do you have one? What does it do?

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Old 11-06-2019, 09:00 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the switch that looks like a regular light switch? Could be the load shed switch. Also, looks loose on the wall... cut off the AC power and get that fixed/ safe
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:58 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the switch that looks like a regular light switch? Could be the load shed switch. Also, looks loose on the wall... cut off the AC power and get that fixed/ safe


Hey CWF, yes, thatís the one I mean. Whatís a load shed switch?
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Ours doesnít appear to operate anything. Itís also inadequately attached to the wall, but thatís probably beside the point.

Itís over the counter between the stove top and the sink.

Do you have one? What does it do?

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Since it appears to be an original switch, I could be the front AC/Microwave selector switch. Typically they are labeled.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:39 AM   #5
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I believe it operates an outlet under the counter which was meant for an Instahot hot water dispenser.
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Hey CWF, yes, thatís the one I mean. Whatís a load shed switch?
A ďload shedĒ is a way to turn off electric power load when peak demand is needed. In an AS, on 30 AMP shore power, a convenient switch was installed, usually in upper cabinet, to turn off Appliances when you need to run a hairdryer, etc. then flip back on when done.

As above, may be the water heater near the sink... but for sure, get that safety issue fixed before you have a short then maybe fire.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:53 AM   #7
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Question Which switches do what over kitchen counter?

We have the big selector switch just above that in the cabinet for each a/cs, microwave, etc. so it seems odd that they would have an additional switch on the countertop for that a/c - microwave toggle.

I didn't know they also offered an instahot water heater!

But I do know they also offered a trash compactor.

And we did have the built-in blender that we never used. We just removed it. Apparently it wasn't obvious which switch, if any, was controlling it.

But then there's another DC switch below it that I thought Joe knew the use of and now I hear he doesn't. So the top one looks like an AC switch, the other looks like a DC switch.

Would one of the hot-water, blender, trash-compactor options be DC and the others AC?
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I believe it may divert load either to the air conditioner or to some of the outlets (including one that typically powers a microwave in the "appliance garage"
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Outlet located here. Switch above sink. One position sends the power to the air conditioner and turns off several outlets. Took me about a year to figure this out!Click image for larger version

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I believe it operates an outlet under the counter which was meant for an Instahot hot water dispenser.
Instant Water Heater for coffee/tea, etc. Ours still works.
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Jen, pretty conclusive as above JFG and Mehes.
My top switch like yours but has its sticker still on it staying guff about Hot Water Ellement.
The double AC socket below that single switch seems to have an Earth Leakage isolator attatched to it in the wall, I guess because its in a wet area and it may thoe I havent followed the wires but may be conected to the outside double AC mid ship.
That dam light rocker switch is a trap for the unwary it isolates the passageway overhead light, as you prob know.
I dont know what that dark bottle is used for cant help you there:}
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:06 PM   #12
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Lance is correct, instant hot water switch......that is ......10 minutes after you turn the switch on....,providing that you are either hooked to shore power or have the generator running.....I think I covered all the bases...Regards, Bob
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Jeeps - you have answered something which has stumped me for over ten years. I have an electrical outlet under the sink and a blank switch just inside my entry door on the 250. I have never figured out the purpose of either. Killed two birds with one stone. Result.
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