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Why a Lamp Holder or Socket May Not Be Working

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Repair a Lamp Holder and Why a Lamp holder May Not Work – Here are a few things that I have found that will prevent a light socket or lamp holder from working

How to Get That Light Socket Working

Electrical Question: I have a dual flood lamp  motion detector light where only one of the lights work.

This electrical wiring question came from: Don, a Homeowner from Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Additional Comments: 1st time using

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Don.

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2 Responses to “Why a Lamp Holder or Socket May Not Be Working”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Richard,
    Inspect the socket for damage or obstacles that may prevent the new bulb from entering the socket. Also look for the broken off base portion of a precious light bulb. If an old light bulb base is found then the outside light circuit should be turned off and the bulb base should be carefully extracted. Be sure to use gloves to protect your hands.
    Be Safe,

  2. richard gary says:

    I have a dual socket floodlight outside my garage door. I had to replace the bulbs. The bulb fits in one socket,but the bulb will not go into the other socket.


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