Non-working 3-way floor lamp switch

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Old 07-08-05, 10:54 AM
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Non-working 3-way floor lamp switch

Have a two-year-old floor lamp. Light wouldn't "switch" one evening, so replaced with a new 3-way bulb. That didn't work. Next replaced the switch, tried the new bulb, still doesn't work right. Tried another new 3-way switch with another new 3-way bulb...doesn't work on first pull, lights on second pull, stays at same intensity on third pull, shuts off on 4th pull. I tried reversing the wires on the switch, but that didn't work either. Any help would be appreciated. Can answer here and/or at waleygator@yahoo.com

Many thanks in advance...Art
 
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Old 07-08-05, 12:43 PM
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Unplug the lamp. Remove the bulb. Look down in the bottom of the socket and gently bend up the tabs down there a little (not too much). Restall the bulb firmly and test.
 
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Old 07-11-05, 08:07 AM
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It works!!!

Did as you suggested and the lamp once again works like new! Am now wondering if the old switch was still good, just needed the "prongs" pulled up a little?!?

Either way, sure happy to have my lamp back in working order!

Thanks John...
 
 

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