Introduction

This step-by-step guide teaches the users two procedures: removing and replacing an old lamp cord and attaching a new cord to the socket.

Required materials: AAMP rewire kit,  light bulb (not pictured), lamp shade (optional).
  • Required materials: AAMP rewire kit, light bulb (not pictured), lamp shade (optional).

  • The AAMP lamp rewire kit should include a new cord, a socket shell, a socket interior and bottle adaptors. (Refer the second image to view the contents of the kit).

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Caution! Before removing the lightbulb, ensure that the lamp is unplugged.
  • Caution! Before removing the lightbulb, ensure that the lamp is unplugged.

  • Cut the old lamp wire using scissors.

  • Remove the cord from the lamp.

  • Dispose the cord.

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  • Thread the new wire through the hole on the bottom of the lamp. Pull it out through the top of the lamp base. (Refer the first image to get a better understanding.)

  • Place the old check ring on top of the lamp with the wire threaded through it. (Refer the second image to see the check ring.)

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  • Place the lock nut at the end of the lamp nipple and turn it clockwise.

  • Thread the lock nut a quarter of the way through the lamp nipple.

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  • Ensure that the lamp cord sticks through the top of the lamp base.

  • Insert the lamp nipple and the lock nut into the bottle, in such a way that one-fourth inch of the lamp nipple faces up.

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  • Insert the socket in the lamp nipple.

  • Tighten the socket by turning it clockwise until it reaches the lock nut.

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  • Pull either ends of the wire so that you have about 2-3 inches of the wire separated.

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  • Tie an underwriter's knot in the two separated pieces of wire.

  • How to tie the knot: Form a loop using the first wire. Take the second wire and form a loop around the first. Pass the tail of the second wire through the loop of the first.

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  • Check both the conductors at the end of the wire. Find the ribbed conductor and wrap it around the silver-colored screw. Connect the other conductor to the brass-colored screw.

  • Tighten both of the screws in a clockwise direction. Make sure the conductors are securely under the screw head.

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  • Place the socket shell (with paper liner) over the socket interior. Snap it into correct position. Listen for clicks to make sure that the shell is locked properly.

  • The socket should snap together to form one piece.

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  • Caution: Be sure that the rewired lamp is not plugged at this step.

  • Insert the new light bulb into the socket. Plug the cord and turn it on.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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