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Touch lamp stays on constantly

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  1. Doc

    Doc Guest

    The bulb burned out on a touch lamp I got at Wal Mart a while back and
    when I replaced the bulb, I find it stays on all the time. Now I don't
    use it since it doesn't have any other on/off.

    What's the likely cause of this and is it something that's readily

  2. Meat Plow

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    Not repairable, toss it or wire an inline switch.
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  3. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Probably a triac went short circuit.

    Easily fixable.

  4. Walmart or Home Depot have replacement touch lamp modules for about...
    it may have been $10. You just have to find the right rack.
  5. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    This is common, the bulb arcs internally when it blows and pops the
    triac in the dimmer module. If it's not potted in solid epoxy it's easy
    to fix and I've done several. You can get a triac at Radio Shack that
    will work, it doesn't have to be an exact replacement. In the dimmers
    I've fixed so far that was the only problem.
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