Question about Electrical Supplies
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
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 11, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Dec 04, 2013 | Tensor 2 x 3W LED Desk Lamp
Jun 21, 2012 | Exercise & Fitness
May 11, 2012 | Proform Exercise & Fitness
Mar 06, 2012 | Televison & Video
Sep 22, 2011 | Electrical Supplies
Jun 22, 2010 | Maytag Neptune FAV6800AW Top Load Washer
May 26, 2010 | InFocus LP 130 Multimedia Projector
Feb 12, 2009 | Alert Electrical Supplies
Dec 24, 2006 | Canon LV 7345 Multimedia Projector
519 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!