CRL-- yes that's actually what I had do this.I too have had several issues with new Switchcraft toggle and CRL 3-way switches that had me scratching my head for a while. Misaligned contacts and contacts not contacting at all. NEVER assume a new switch is operating properly if you are having issues. The first step in my troubleshooting - actually verify the contacts are doing what they are paid to do. Oddly, I have yet to run into a new pot I couldn't use. But I am a shade-tree tinkerer - not a pro.
It might need a fast flash and not a gradual increase in light.My latest wasn't a guitar, but a self-darkening arc welding mask.
I bought it at Tractor Supply and I figure, the way my luck is running, I'll test it in the parking lot before driving home.
I point it at the sun, and it doesn't go dark.
I return it. The guy behind the counter used to work at some sort of shop where they did welding. He takes it outside...sure enough it doesn't go dark, so he gives me another.
So I call Hobart 800 number and talk to a tech.
Oh, yeah...they don't do that anymore. The sun is too far away.
Too far away? It can TELL?
Apparently. But if it's any consolation, when we changed the design, WE didn't know that would happen and we were going nuts with warranty claims until we figured it out.
Now I need a new way to look at solar eclipses!
I had a similar taillight problem, soldered the wire directly to the bulb, turned out the housing had corroded grounds so hot was there but no ground.Here's my latest automotive one.
Tail light not working.
Source of power? Check.
I test the wire every step of the way, and it has power.
But no power at the spade connector.
Finally, the wire has power RIGHT to where it is crimped into the spade connector. It even has power on the inboard side of where it's crimped into the connector!
For whatever reason, probably corrosion, the juice is not flowing from the wire to the connector even though it appears properly crimped and is not loose.
I heat it up, add a dab of solder and done.
But it was one of those times when I was really starting to believe in mischievous gremlins.
I'm TALKING to the wire...like... Come ON....WTF?!?!