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09:02AM | 10/13/04
Member Since: 08/12/04
3 lifetime posts
I recently tried to repair the dimmer switch of a floor lamp. I thought it would be relatively simple. However, when I opened the lamp I found out there is no room for your traditional floor lamp dimmer switch because there are two additional side light sockets and the wiring stuffed in the cylinder all crowded around two switches. My concern with the switches I looked at is weather the heat given off will effect the other wires. The actual broken dimmer switch I found inside has a part number that reads ZING EAR ZE 256. ( The part is a very tiny, FLAT, NARROW, ENCLOSED black box maybe 1 1/2" x 3/4" x 1" in size ) I searched the internet but have not been able to find it in-stock or available anywhere. The ZING EAR company's web site was confusing and dificult to browse through to find the part and no one there has responded to my emails. Does anyone have a suggestion on where I could find the part or an equivalent one that may work? Will the heat actually be a factor? The lamp is antique-looking of heavy duty material so I would hate to have to throw it away.




04:41AM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 10/14/04
5 lifetime posts
yes see i had the same problem when i was living in ireland.....see the hole thing is you have to go to a store like hame depot or something like that you they should be able to get you something that will work they usally help me out when i need it after you do that just look at the wires and stuff and you should wire it back with the same color wires and then bang its fixed i know this becuz i watched my dad do it ......

well thats it ok later dudes

look at me at hame depot standing in front of the store i will be signing autographs for anyone who wants them ..... free of charge for kids under 5




05:19AM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
Don't think they make the dimmer switch anymore. You can get a simple on/off replacement for that switch model number. Go to .

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!

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