Defective lamp rewire kit?

andee_gwJanuary 30, 2012

I'm in the process of rewiring a lamp (which I have done before in the distant past). I'm now ready to attach the cord wire to the socket. It looks like there might be a screw missing? There is nothing else in the packaging. From the instructions, it looks like the brass and silver screws should be opposite. The only non-brass screw is 90 deg. from the brass. The pictures below are three 90 deg. rotations from the position of the brass screw.

I don't want to attach wires to the only two screws there and have the lamp go haywire when I plug it in! Thanks for your help.

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Ron Natalie

The brass screw should be connected to what feeds the center button in the socket. The silver screw should connect to the exposed metal.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 2:51PM
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Thanks, I think that is what I observe on the socket. I was confused because the instructions show the screws 180 deg. from each other, and IRL they are 90 deg. And at the 180 deg. position it looks like a little dimple where a screw could possibly be inserted.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 5:36PM
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Ron Natalie

I suspect that the "phantom" screw location may be because some or all of the components here are used in the manufacturer of a "3-way" socket.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 7:34PM
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