Is there anyway I can bypass the switch until I can obtain a new one?
I am sorry but no. These units are designed to know when the switch is being bypassed and will not allow you to do so.
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This is easy to install. Use a putty knife and insert it about 1-3 inches in from the sides between the cabinet and the top. Press in on the spring clips to open the top. You will also have to do the same thing on both sides of the control consol to open it up.
Once both are open you can replace the lock assembly.
Just a couple screws and an electrical connection is all there is to it.
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What is the trick with the putty knife. I pushed in on the sping clip but the lid to not release. Do you have to pry the lid forward to clear the sheetmetal bracket?