This table lamp has the kind of on/off switch where it's a straight
piece that you push "through" the socket to turn on, and push back to
turn off (instead of the usual kind you "twist" on and off).
Anywyay, when I push it throuh to turn it off, I end up touching the
outside of the socket (metal). Sometimes this is extremely hot, to the
point of being uncomforable to touch it.
However, this is intermittent. One day it may be like that and the
next it's not hot. This has been going on a long time.
Any ideas on what would cause this?
Or maybe it's a high resistance connection. After trying a smaller
wattage bulb and/or a CF, and if that still doesn't fix it, then try
cleaning up the contacts. Use a scotchbrite pad to clean the inside
of the lamp socket (after unplugging of course), and if the center
contact is mushed down, try prying it up a bit. Don't use steel wool
to clean the socket, small bits of steel wool dust could short it out.
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