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Just Exactly Where Did GE Use This?
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Post# 774666   8/1/2014 at 10:16 (2,069 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Obviously a GE part - stamped on the item.  But I've never seen a pushbutton control with 8 buttons, and never in this array of colors.



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Post# 774674 , Reply# 1   8/1/2014 at 10:35 (2,069 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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If I were to guess I'd say on a blender, but the seller seems to think it was used on a range. It certainly is a colorful array of buttons. Notice the Bakelite switch body is identical to those used on Maytag's TOL dryers back in the 60's and 70's. Those switches were made by GE as well.

Post# 774677 , Reply# 2   8/1/2014 at 10:46 (2,069 days old) by bajaespuma (Connecticut)        

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I agree. AFAIK, GE never had a range burner with more than 6 push-button settings. The colors lead me to think small appliance. Pity the seller wants so much for this part; I'd love to have the switch and all the colored plastic buttons. It's also possible that, although this is a labeled GE part, it was meant for a Hotpoint( or some other brand, as pointed out) appliance. Some of their stuff was very colorful.

Post# 774678 , Reply# 3   8/1/2014 at 10:53 (2,069 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Blender seems correct...

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I forget the brand (hamilton beach??), but 20 odd years ago I had a blender with quite similar party colors on the buttons...There were some Coolerator ranges which had this style, too...but I doubt this is for one of those.

Post# 774690 , Reply# 4   8/1/2014 at 11:54 (2,069 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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Not an exact match, but definitely on the right track. Note the number and shape of the buttons, plus the position of the two mounting screws. It's probably the same switch body in there.

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Post# 774707 , Reply# 5   8/1/2014 at 14:14 (2,068 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
GE made the switches

For the 7 heat pushbutton Crosleys and Coolerators!!!

Post# 774717 , Reply# 6   8/1/2014 at 15:14 (2,068 days old) by d-jones (Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Area))        

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