Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken lamp switch. If you have a lamp that won't turn on, this easy repair can help get it back to working order.

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

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  • Unscrew the light bulb from the socket

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  • Remove the screws x2 inside socket that are holding in the silver socket threading

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  • When the threading is free, remove silver socket threading

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  • Twist and remove black socket body

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  • Remove felt from bottom of lamp to gain access to power cord

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  • Feed power cord upward to gain slack

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  • Pull out the socket

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  • Unscrew wire connectors x2 and the switch assembly will come free

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  • Attach power cord wires to the new switch assembly (does not matter which goes to which) and screw into appropriate place

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  • Position the socket on top and pull the power cord from the bottom to set the socket in place

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  • Applying downward pressure to keep the socket in place, twist on the black socket body

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  • Drop the silver socket threading into place and align the screw holes

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  • Screw in screw x2, locking the silver socket threading into place

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  • Screw in new light bulb

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Conclusion

Now you should have a working lamp switch

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