Humidifier switch


I just got off the phone about a power switch to my old Sears humidifier and they informed me that the switch is no longer available. I'm wondering, beings it is a power switch, can I use something like a general power switch to run this unit? I hate to install a new unit as this seems to be the only thing wrong with it.
Many thanks in advance for your answers.
Rose
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Rose wrote:

Yes you can. Just make sure that the voltage and current ratings of the switch you install are high enough to handle the unit's requirements. You can find a wide variety of switches at Newark Electronics (www.newark.com), so maybe you can find one to mechanically fit the unit.
BRW
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Some old humidifiers switched the 120V and more common is for the control to switch 24v. Just because Sears doesn't stock the switch doesn't mean it is not available. Sear did not make the switch it is more likely Honeywell or Robertshaw that produced the control. If you could describe the control someone might be able to help you find the part.
Is it 24v or 120v? Humidistat or combination humidistat, sail switch.
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You might look at
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/itemDetailsRender.shtml?ItemId11632220
Nick
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