Pull chain table lamps – Drag chains are common types of switches for table lamps, but also high-quality zippers can sometimes snap off. In just the last few inches of a zipper defected, you can easily replace it with a chain extender; but if the whole chain is attached at the base of the draw, you must replace the entire connector shell.
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Unplug the pull chain table lamps. Remove the lampshade and the bulb. If the shell is difficult to move, wedge a screwdriver between the base and the shell and pry out. Screw the socket base of the lamp by holding the nut in the base with pliers and twist the base of. Cut the cables between the terminal and the base with wire cutters. There will be two wires. Peel the plastic covering of the wires so that ½ inch of the wires exposed.
Tie a knot in the wires leaving the socket base. The knot prevents the wires from pulling out of the base if the cord pulled. Identify the neutral wire through to find the thread that has a rib on the plastic housing. Wind the thread clockwise around the silver screw just below the screw head on the replacement socket. Tighten the screw. Wrap the other cable clockwise around the second screw. Tighten the screw. Pull the cord through the bottom of the bulb and the pressure tap in the socket base. Replace the bulb on the pull chain table lamps and lamp shade.