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WIRING· solving Lamp Sockets 27 HOW to mend A LAMP SOCKET 1 With the lamp unplugged, the color off, and the bulb out, you could get rid of the socket. Squeeze the outer shell of the socket simply above the bottom and pull the shell out of the bottom (the shell is usually marked "Press" at some point soon alongside its perimeter. Press there after which pull). 2 less than the outer shell, you' ll discover a cardboard insulating sleeve. Pull this off and you can exhibit the socket connected to the top of the wire. three With the shell and insulation put aside, pull the socket clear of the lamp (it will nonetheless be attached to the cord). examine the 2 screws at the aspects of the socket. One 1/2 the wire could be attached securely to every. If the screws are unfastened or if both of the wires is unattached, you've gotten discovered the matter. Reconnect the ends of the wire and tighten the screws. but when the connections look sound, then you will have to proceed by way of unscrewing the 2 screws to disconnect the socket. 28 the entire photograph consultant TO house owner fundamentals WHAT IF ... ? W hat if my lamp is outdated and the shell is held in position by means of screws? a few older lamps can have an outer shell held including small screws. easily undo the screws, get rid of the outer shell, and continue as defined the following. four To rule out a nasty twine because the reason behind the matter, connect the clip of your continuity tester to at least one prong of the lamp's plug; then contact the probe first to 1 of the naked wires after which to the opposite. Do a similar try for the opposite prong. The tester should still illuminate as soon as for every prong. If the tester by no means lighting or lighting fixtures on either wires for a similar prong, you will need to interchange the twine. If it lighting fixtures up as soon as for every prong, the socket is the matter. five connect the ribbed half the twine to the silver screw terminal at the new socket. connect the opposite twine to the brass-colored screw terminal. If the stripped ends of the twine are frayed or blackened, minimize them off along with your mixture software and strip away 3/4 " of insulation to bare fresh twine. here is HOW 6 Set the socket at the base of the lamp. ensure the change isn't really blocked by way of the "h arp"- the half that holds the colour on a few lamps. Slide the card insulating sleeve over the socket, so the sleeve's notch aligns with the change. Now slide the outer sleeve over the socket, aligning the notch with the change. it's going to snap into the bottom securely. Screw in a lightbulb, plug the lamp in, and try out it. this is how one can purchase a substitute socket. First, be certain it accepts an analogous measurement bulb (you'll have the capacity to see this by way of having a look) . subsequent, in the event that your previous socket has a twist-, push-, or pull-chain-style swap, discover a substitute that has an identical sort. (If the socket does not have a swap, you will need to discover a socket with out one. ) eventually, be sure it has an analogous watt score because the previous socket. someplace at the inside of or open air of the socket, you' ll discover a numbe r (between 20 and a hundred and twenty) by way of a W. this can be the watt ranking. W I RING' Fi xi n g L a mp So cke t s 29 4 solving Doorbells A instant equipment is a short and simple option to substitute a failed doorbell process.