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Old 08-03-2018, 03:25 PM   #1
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Lamp repair

I have a lamp at the front of my 1974 Globetrotter that sometimes works but most of the time doesn't. It seems to come on when I bump it in a particular way. I haven't quite figured out exactly which way that is and would like to just fix it. Does anyone have experience with fixing one? I am not an electrician but am willing to venture into that area. I've attached a picture of the lamp.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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I've taken things to a "lamp repair" store and they made them like new.
A lamp is not rocket science, but if the wire is broken in the swivel, or it needs new parts, they have the tools and materials.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:39 PM   #3
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Hello Carm,
The fact that it works if you bump it probably means a loose connection.
Me, I would take it apart and figure it out but I realize that isn't for everyone...
Do you have an idea where it is losing power? i.e. when and or where it swivels? I have a lamp That for years would have to be wiggled at the bulb base only to find the wires connected to the base had worked loose.
I assume it is a 120v fixture so be sure you disconnect power before any attempt. It may be a broken wire on the swivel so if you find that to be true you may be able to fish a new wire through.
Good luck and work safe.
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