My pull-chain desk lamp seems to stick and won't turn off.

by Barbara
When I pull the chain on the desk lamp in our home office, I have to yank it 10-15 times to get the lamp to go off. I think the chain needs to be cleaned and I have used alcohol and peroxide to clean the chain but it doesn't seem to help. Any ideas?
  4 answers
  • Judy smith Judy smith on Nov 06, 2015
    Have you added 3&1 oil?
  • Judy Brantley Judy Brantley on Nov 06, 2015
    I spray mine with WD40.
    • Barbara Barbara on Nov 06, 2015
      @Judy Brantley Thank you Judy, I appreciate your help and I'm off to get my WD40 right now!
  • Z Z on Nov 06, 2015
    Yep, just a tiny bit of WD40 should do the trick. Make sure to use the little red straw like attachment to make sure you focus the product just on the chain. Have it pulled out to its furthest length while spraying.
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    • Z Z on Nov 06, 2015
      You're welcome @Barbara. I believe someone else mentioned it before me thought it was my first thought when I read your question.
  • Paul Hayden Paul Hayden on Nov 07, 2015
    The little pull-chain switches can go bad, and they can be changed out by carefully (unplugged!) disassembling the lamp and replacing and rewiring in a new switch. If you use WD40, just go lightly and use some compressed air (dust-off can, compressor, or just blowing hard through a soda straw) to help get it into the opening of the little switch mechanism. But like I said, they can go bad and need to be changed - they are cheap little things!