Wall light with switch built in it won't shut off


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Old 12-15-18, 10:08 AM
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Smile Wall light with switch built in it won't shut off

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Old 12-15-18, 10:58 AM
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Sounds like a faulty switch. Just unscrew or remove the bulb until you can get another.
 
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Old 12-15-18, 11:21 AM
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What kind of light..... a wall sconce ?
 
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Old 12-15-18, 11:55 AM
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Could be miswired. If the power feed was put to the socket instead of the switch it would bypass the switch.
 
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Old 12-17-18, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mossman View Post
Sounds like a faulty switch. Just unscrew or remove the bulb until you can get another.
Thanks! It would make it almost be similar to a wall socket, right?
 
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Old 12-17-18, 05:34 AM
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More likely the switch on the bottom if it previously worked. Remove nut from bottom to remove socket. New socket example: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-...-051/100356978

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You may need to remove the fixture to get enough slack in the wires to pull the lamp socket out. Be sure to turn breaker off first.
 

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