How do you replace a socket in a lamp?

How do you get a socket out of a lamp?

First, make sure the light switch is turned off. Use gloves, eye protection and a pair of pliers to break away any remaining glass. Cut the potato in half, firmly press it against the socket and begin twisting counter-clockwise. The potato should grip the base of the bulb and turn it while the socket remains still.

How do you replace a two prong plug?

How to Replace Two-Prong Outlets to Three:

  1. Step 1: Check for ground. …
  2. Step 2: Remove the old receptacle. …
  3. Step 3: Connect the new receptacle. …
  4. Step 4: Fasten the ground screw. …
  5. Step 5: Ground the receptacle. …
  6. Step 6: Turn on the power.

Can you change a lamp to a 3 way lamp?

A-Assuming the lamp has the usual brass socket that has been more or less standard in floor and table lamps for many years, all you have to do is change the existing lamp socket (with its built-in switch) for a new one that has a three-position switch and will accept a three-way bulb.

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