How to Reset a Touch Lamp

Posted on: May 2, 2018, by :

Wrap a piece of tape around the lamp wire that connects to the black wire from the touch control. Wrap another piece of tape around the lamp wire that connects to either the gray or red wire. The black wire from the touch-control box connects to one of the plug wires that threads into the base. The red or gray wire connects to one of the lamp wires that threads through the lamp body and connects to the socket.

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Remove the finial holding the shade onto your touch lamp. Take off the lampshade to access the lamp harp. Squeeze the sides of the harp toward each other to release it from the harp saddle beneath the socket.

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Slide the ring terminal connected to the yellow wire on the replacement touch control over the lamp wires coming out of the nipple. Slide the ring terminal over the nipple. Secure the ring terminal to the nipple, using the locknut you previously removed.

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Reconnect the bottom onto the base of the lamp. Squeeze the sides of the harp together and insert them in the harp saddle. Replace the shade and secure it with the finial.

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Match the black wire connected to the touch-control box with the taped lamp wire from the plug. Twist one of the wire connectors onto the black wire and lamp wire to hold them together. Remove the tape.

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Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009. She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. Harsch received her Certified Nurses Assistant license in 2004. She attended Tarrant County College and studied English composition.

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Connect the red or gray wire from the touch-control box to the taped lamp wire that threads through the body of the touch lamp. Twist another one of the wire connectors onto these wires to hold them together. Remove the tape.



Move the touch lamp to a work surface. Remove the bottom from the lamp base. The bottom may be connected to the base with screws. Alternatively, it may pull off the base like you pull the lid off a butter container.

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Twist the remaining wire connector onto the two remaining lamp wires and the white touch-control wire to hold them together.

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Trace the yellow wire from the touch control to the ring terminal attached to the threaded nipple connected to the body of the lamp. The ring terminal connects to the nipple with a locknut. Twist the locknut counterclockwise and remove it from the nipple, using a pair of pliers. Slide the ring terminal off the nipple and discard the old touch-control box.

Untwist the connectors that hold the lamp wires to the touch-control wires. Gently pull the wires apart.



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Look inside the lamp for the touch-control box. The touch-control box has four wires connected to it. They are either black, red, white and yellow, or they are black, gray, white and yellow, depending on the manufacturer.

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Harsch, Cecilia. (n.d.). How to Reset a Touch Lamp.

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A touch lamp has a touch-control box installed inside the body of the lamp. It connects between the lamp plug wires and the lamp wires connected to the socket. An additional wire connects to the metal on the lamp. It is this wire that gives the lamp the ability to turn the light on and off when you touch any metal on the lamp. The control box can be damaged by minor power surges. When this happens, the touch lamp will remain in the On or Off position. Resetting the touch lamp requires replacing the touch-control box.


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How to Reset a Touch Lamp

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