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#693329 - Mon Aug 28 2017 02:35 PM Wayne 60 Light Switch
model72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 21 2013
Loc: Dallas, tx
The light switch is missing on the Wayne 60 I recently purchased. All that is remaining is a 2" long brass rod with a cotter pin. Can someone post a photo of what the original light switch looked like? If I can't rig up a switch that uses the brass rod, I will just wire it so that I can plug it directly into a wall socket or timer and forget about a switch.
Joe

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#695900 - Mon Oct 02 2017 09:42 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
bcouchene Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
Is this what your manifold looks like? Some of the 60 and 70 parts are the same, this one is from a Wayne 70.
Brian


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electrical manifold covers.jpg



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#695981 - Wed Oct 04 2017 12:24 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: bcouchene]
bcouchene Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
The switch that goes inside the Wayne 70 manifold that I pictured above, is pictured below. You'll have to look at your pump manifold to see if it looks similar. Some parts are the same between the60 and 70, depending on version. This switch is a push on, push off. You only push the brass rod, not pull it.
Brian


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#695994 - Wed Oct 04 2017 09:24 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Brian,
I'd sure like to make a resin cast of that manifold cover you have there. I can't ever seem to get these loose without breaking them. Does anyone sell these?

BrianH

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#696042 - Wed Oct 04 2017 10:39 PM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
model72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 21 2013
Loc: Dallas, tx
In the future, heat up with a MAP gas torch, quench with cool water. It should break free.

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#696043 - Wed Oct 04 2017 10:43 PM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
model72 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 21 2013
Loc: Dallas, tx
Brian, I believe my manifold looks the same inside. I will post a couple of photos on Thursday.

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#696045 - Thu Oct 05 2017 12:41 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
bcouchene Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
As to the aluminum cover,Yes it can be difficult. I broke the first one I ever tried to remove, which is when I learned it was cast aluminum not steel. The last two covers that I removed, I used an adjustable wrench, and if it didn't rotate fairly easily, I didn't force it. I applied liberal PB blaster, let it soak for 30-60 minute, then applied heat with a propane torch, trying to heat the steel casting instead of the aluminum. Sometimes tapping lightly on the steel casting with a brass hammer helps while applying torque to the cover. If it doesn't come off, apply more PB blaster and lit it sit for another hour and repeat. after 3 or 4 heat and penetrating oil cycles, they usually loosen up.
I wouldn't recommend mapp gas or acetylene, as even with just a propane torch, you have to be careful not to melt the aluminum.
I don't believe anyone makes reproductions yet. I bought a replacement for one I broke by buying an entire original housing with the cover stuck on, and it was up to me to remove it without destroying it.
Brian

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#696057 - Thu Oct 05 2017 08:25 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
model72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 21 2013
Loc: Dallas, tx
Brian, your manifold and mine look the same. The two off-site holes where the switch attaches to the manifold look to have the same configuration.


The push brass rod is located behind the white wire. Send me a PM to discuss further.
Joe

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#696058 - Thu Oct 05 2017 08:27 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
model72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 21 2013
Loc: Dallas, tx
Just to clarify my earlier post, I agree, with Brian about applying heat, do not apply torch to the aluminum cover; apply heat to the cast iron manifold.
Joe

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#696074 - Thu Oct 05 2017 12:45 PM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
bcouchene Offline
Member

Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
This is what my spare manifold looks like when the switch is installed.


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manifold1.jpg

manifold3.jpg



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#696075 - Thu Oct 05 2017 12:48 PM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: bcouchene]
bcouchene Offline
Member

Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
If you aren't careful and apply too much torque with the adjustable wrench, you'll twist the square "nut" off the cover. Then you'll have to use a chisel to pound the cover in a circular motion to remove it, destroying it.


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Cover1.jpg

cover2.jpg



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#696095 - Thu Oct 05 2017 09:22 PM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
cggas Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
Ha ha, that cover loks like the very first one I ever removed also. As previously posted heat the cast & they come right off. I haven't broke another & have removed a lot. Chris

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#696103 - Fri Oct 06 2017 06:14 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
BrianH Offline
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Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Yeah that looks familiar! I'll see if I can get the other one off but I was already using the process you guys recommended. Heat the housing, not the cover, quench and repeat as necessary.

Has anyone found a switch similar to the rotary one in the pics above that will work on the 60? I haven't.

BrianH

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#696127 - Fri Oct 06 2017 02:21 PM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: BrianH]
bcouchene Offline
Member

Registered: Wed Jul 12 2017
Loc: Newark Ohio
Spray it with lots of PB blaster and let it soak overnight. Let the PB blaster work while you sleep. Some of the "cycles" I heat it up and then spray it with PB blaster and let it soak. My theory is that the heat expands the manifold creating more room for the penetrating oil to penetrate. Sometimes it takes quite a few cycles to loosen it up.
Brian

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#696173 - Sat Oct 07 2017 07:54 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Brian,
Heated the heck out of the housing yesterday, quenched it, and voila, the cover came right off. Now to see if I can cast copies.

BrianH

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#696586 - Thu Oct 12 2017 09:21 AM Re: Wayne 60 Light Switch [Re: model72]
model72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 21 2013
Loc: Dallas, tx
Thanks to Brian C. I have an original working light switch installed in my Wayne 60.
Joe M


Edited by model72 (Thu Oct 12 2017 09:22 AM)
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