Question about Light Switches & Dimmers
Hello, I a number of desk top lamps in my house where the switch is part of the cord. The majority of the lamps flicker like crazy when I turn them on and often I jingle the cord so I can get a connection. Can you help.
I have never been a big fan of these type switchs for this very reason. This type of "in line" switch usually has two halves, that fit over the cord. It could be that the screw that holds the two halves together could be loose. If this connection is tight, then, depending on what type of switch this is (there are several types), it might or might not could be repaired. THEREFORE, I would suggest a trip to the hardware store or department store, and buy a new switch (Wal Mart carries 2 types of these type switches). The instructions will be included with the switch, and it is easy enough for most homeowners to easily repair, most of the time with only a screwdriver. And as long as you have the lamp unplugged when you repair it (PLEASE!), there is no harm of being electrocuted.
I hope some of this helps!!
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
These in-line switches are also very unfavourable for me also......as chad7houston mentions above...some are screwed together but there are also the ones that simply pinch the wires throught the insulation and the 2 halves snap together without any screws......these switches arc and deteriorate every time you switch them and they get worse each time......it's best to replace the entire cord with a new switch because the cords used with those lamps are also not very good....good luck
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
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