Lamp won't turn off

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Old 12-18-15, 10:22 AM
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Lamp won't turn off

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I have had a tall dimmer lamp for years and recently the bulb blew. My wife replaced it but used a bulb that was too powerful for the lamp and the fuse on the lamp (not the plug) also blew. I have now replaced both the bulb and the fuse but can not get the lamp to turn off or dim. I don't really know anything about electrics but the only thing we've touched is the bulb and fuse. How do I get my lamp to turn off.
 

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Old 12-18-15, 10:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums.
Can you be a bit clearer as to what this lamp is? By dimmer do you mean a multiple position (low-medium-high) switch or one which is completely variable from off to full bright?
Where is the fuse mounted and what wattage should be used? What id you put in that blew the fuse?

Since you did not list where you live, what voltage is this lamp?
 
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Old 12-18-15, 10:56 AM
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You had me at "fuse". I was thinking what the heck? This is primarily a North American forum. Our lamps don't have fuses. I see you are in the UK. So was this the fuse in the plug?

As a test connect the two wires to the dimmer together and see if the light works. If it does you know it is a bad dimmer.
 
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Old 12-18-15, 11:20 AM
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Hi sorry. The dimmer is off to full. The fuse in the lamp is a delayed T2 5a 250v. I will try to attach some pictures of the lamp to make it clearer
 
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Old 12-18-15, 01:00 PM
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I misread your title. Forget testing the dimmer, just replace it. It only takes a bit to fry an electronic dimmer.
 
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Old 12-20-15, 09:20 PM
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Usually a dimmer shorts when it fails due to overload. This leaves the light on.
 
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Old 12-21-15, 05:24 AM
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Is this a touch lamp???????????????
 
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