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Customer Reviews for Gardner Bender 10 Amp Single-Pole AC/DC Push Button Door Switch (1-Pack)

Internet #100180864

Model #GSW-SK

Store SKU #420987

  • Used on doors, cabinets, closets, RVs etc.
  • Automatically turns on light when door is opened
  • Includes metal box, cover plate and mounting hardware

Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 126 reviews
  • 93% recommend this product
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Reliability of this switch
The original switch on my pantry door, which is opened and closed often, lasted 20 years. The second replacement switch lasted 4 years. After reading the reviews on this switch I decided to buy two at Home Depot since the local electrical supply house was closed for the holidays. I changed the switch two days before Christmas and Murphy’s Law dictates that the switch will fail at the most in opportune time which is why I purchased a spare. Well true to the law the switch failed on Christmas Eve approximately 36 hrs after it was installed. The second one is working, for how long is anyone’s guess! Luckily the install is very easy since the switch is an exact replacement of the previous switch. Update - the second switch stopped working properly after an hour! What happens is when the door opens the switch does not “click” on. Pressing the switch button quickly a couple times activates the “click” mechanism inside the switch and the light turns on but this defeats the purpose of having the convenience of not having to flip a switch. I even tried lubricating the switches with silicone spray thinking the switch was sticking but that did not solve the issue. I’ll certainly try a different brand from my local electrical supply house on my next purchase. I gave the switch a two star rating because they do work albeit manually but that is not what a door jamb switch is for!
by Chemcajun
Response from Gardner BenderJan 4, 2021
We are sorry to hear about your experience and certainly value your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact our team at customer.service@gardnerbender.com. GBOnly
This is my third door switch I buy it, is very easy to install and is great for small rooms like ...
This is my third door switch I buy it, is very easy to install and is great for small rooms like closet.
by Cesco
I only needed the switch inside of kit for replacement but price was affordable fair for my job.
I only needed the switch inside of kit for replacement but price was affordable fair for my job.
by Squirrel
Works great for setting up closet lights to turn on automatically when the door is opened. You c...
Works great for setting up closet lights to turn on automatically when the door is opened. You can route it into the frame, but it's much easier to just mount it to the lip of the door near the side where the door hinges are, and connect it to the light overhead. Then remove the light switch so you don't accidentally turn the light switch off and prevent the automatic switch from working. Putting these on most of our closet doors.
by MSG
I have installed 2 of these on closet doors to replace pull-chain light fixtures. In my opinion,...
I have installed 2 of these on closet doors to replace pull-chain light fixtures. In my opinion, these are the perfect light switch for such an application because you never need to think about turning the light on or off. The installation on an existing door frame is not easy, but worth the effort and time. One bit of difficulty is that there is not much room inside the box for wire connectors, so they need to be small. I have lived in 2 houses with these switches (my installation in the current house) over the last 15 years and would not be without them.
by Mark
2 people found this helpful
It was nice that you had this switch so that we could install a pantry light with door control. T...
It was nice that you had this switch so that we could install a pantry light with door control. This worked perfect for this job. I liked that it is encased in it's own metal box and that it is flexible with mounting options. The box was just big enough to contain the wires.
by Sparky
1 person found this helpful
I was happy to find the switches and they were...
I was happy to find the switches and they were easy to install and work great.
by Bill
Quit working after two years
This switch lasted about 2 years. This particular brand was the only one I found that would fit in the door jamb where the old switch was. It fit perfect and looked great, but for $15 I expected to get significantly longer life out of it. Now the switch is in the always on position - so I had to disconnect the wiring to turn it off until I find another replacement. You should be able to just buy the switch instead of having to buy the whole housing and face plate as it just pops into the face plate.
by roadtreasure
Response from Gardner BenderMay 14, 2021
We are sorry to hear about your experience and value your feedback. Note that the replacement switch is available as part number GSW-26. If you have any questions, please contact our team at customer.service@gardnerbender.com. GBOnly
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Because I was replacing a broken one the blade terminals...
Because I was replacing a broken one the blade terminals made it very easy to replace. Just had to remove the terminal from the old one and slide the them on the new one.
by Wks001
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