I can certainly get some dielectic which is not a bad idea regardless, but does it sound as if the Hall effect sensor is bad? Seems odd that it would fail with the minimal use but maybe age is the culprit. Also, from other threads, it sounds as if when they go, they go, no intermittant behavior. Is there a way to test one? I have also read on other threads (thank you) where to purchase a replacement for a reasonable price.
thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks