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Lamp Switch Replacement

O que você precisa

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    • Unplug the lamp from the wall to reduce the risk of electric shock.

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    • Unscrew the light bulb from the socket then remove the lamp shade.

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    • Remove the two screws from the bottom inside the socket. These screws hold the silver threaded socket in place.

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    • When the screws are removed, the threaded socket will pull out.

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    • Unscrew and remove the outer black socket body.

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    • Partially peel back the felt or cork from bottom of the lamp to gain access to power cord. Take care to avoid tearing.

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    • Push a few inches of the power cord upwards to gain slack to work with. Some cords may have a knot tied here which will need loosened to push slack upwards.

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    • Pull the socket base/switch assembly out of the base to gain access to the screw terminals on the sides.

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    • Unscrew the terminals on each side to release the wires. The screws may be retained so they may not come all the way out.

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    • Attach the wires to the new switch assembly. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which terminal. For a secure connection, bend a hook into the end of the wire and orient it on the screw so the hook closes when the screw is tightened.

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    • Position the socket/switch assembly on the base and pull the power cord from the bottom to set the socket in place. Reattach the felt or cork on the bottom of the lamp.

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    • Pushing downward to hold the socket in place, screw the black outer socket back in place to secure the switch.

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    • Set the sliver threaded socket into place. Turn the socket to align the two screw holes.

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    • Screw in the two screws to secure the threaded silver socket into place.

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    • Reattach the lamp shade and screw in the light bulb.


After following these steps to replace a non-working switch, you should again have a functional lamp.

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Matt Plueger

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2 comentários

A very nice and clear explanation. Unfortunately the pull chain switch in my lap was riveted to the socket so I had to replace the entire socket. It really was easy though and required less steps than your switch replacement. Here’s a video that shows exactly what I did:


Scott Clark - Responder

WOW! I almost threw away my fav Lil lamp - vacuuming I tipped over the lamp and it cracked the threaded plastic part - I followed your instructions and now have a nonflickering - fully functioning lamp! Thanks perfect timing

anggnbama - Responder

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