Can't turn my lamp on anymore
August 26, 2009 6:06 PM Subscribe
Can't. Turn. The. Switch. On my lamp.
posted by lockedroomguy to home & garden (8 answers total)
I have two identical table lamps bought at Crate & Barrel a year ago.
Six months ago, we found we couldn't turn the switch on one of them any more. It just wouldn't turn.
I unscrewed the black turny-thing and below it was a metal stem. I took a pair of pliers and was able to turn the stem that way, and I turned the lamp on. Then I plugged it into a power strip, and we just turn the power strip on and off to control the lamp.
This past weekend the same problem happened with the other lamp. Can't turn the switch by hand, need the pliers
I know lamps aren't that complex inside and replacing the whole switch mechanism is not that hard, but does anyone have any idea what is going on here? The switch is working, since it still turns the lamp on. It's just very hard to turn.