3 way bulbs (north america)

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Old 05-08-19, 07:54 AM
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3 way bulbs (north america)

the lamp is 10 years old.
work well
today the bulb stopped working on all 3 settings.
replaced the bulb which lasted a few seconds.

assume i will have to replace the socket. anything special i need to know?
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Old 05-08-19, 08:03 AM
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I once bought a package of regular bulbs and none lasted more than a few seconds. Tried different bulbs and all was fine. The first bulbs were just a manufacturing error.

First look inside the socket. Do you see green corrosion. If so clean it up and try a regular bulb. It should work on one setting and not the other. If successful try a different brand of 3-way bulb.
 
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Also try a non-three way bulb in the socket. It should work on some of the settings to show power is not an issue.
 
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Thanks very much everyone.
i put in a 100 bulb and it works fine. maybe we will leave it that way.
 
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