Hooking up a 2 speed switch to a hand vacuum

Old 07-28-16, 12:33 PM
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Hooking up a 2 speed switch to a hand vacuum

My son asked me how to hook up this 2 speed switch to his Dirt Devil hand vac. I told him I have not clue, but I know where to post the question. Below is a link to 2 pictures (the AC wires and the switch). I numbered/lettered everything that needs to be connected. Can someone tell me what needs to go where?

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Old 07-28-16, 09:47 PM
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That doesn't look like a two speed vacuum. Installing a different switch on a single speed vacuum doesn't make it two speeds.

Basic wiring is #1 to #3 and #2 to B and #4 to C

Let me know if it was originally a two speed vacuum. There's a chance a diode was used on that switch for a second speed.

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