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    Pull cord socket fell off

    Electricians

    I tried to replace a pull cord, I cut the old one off and tried to unscrew the socket to loop the Bree string through, realised after it was much more complicated! I unscrewed a smaller white socket inside the socket and the lights went out and I accidentally dropped it with little pieces everywhere and have no idea how I can reattach the pull cord.

    Probably just need a new one? Issue is now the light was still on whilst it fell out and i can’t isolate the bathroom and turn that off only.

    Asked by Diza on 24th May 2021
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    Elf Electrical

    "New pull cord/switch required, isolation of the lighting circuit will be at the main fuseboard."

    Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    George Todd Property Maintenance

    "Call a qualified electrician. Don't mess with electrics. No one should tell you how to rectify or fit new component as if you do it wrong and are electrocuted you could sue them."

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Seyit Soner Simsek

    "Hi there. Yes. It will be easier for you to buy and install a new one. maybe you can recover the old one but it may not work."

    Answered on 16th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    electrical services

    "Hi, yes you need to replace the complete pull cord and will only be able to isolate by mcb at supply until pull cord is replaced. Must isolate at supply before changing pull cord also"

    Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    B.P.H.ELECTRICS

    "Yes sounds like best to replace the whole pull cord switch now."

    Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Wright Sparks

    "I would say you just need it replaced ASAP where are you based"

    Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    JMC Electrical Service & Building Maintenance

    "Yes you will need a new one and you must Isolate the circuit for the room at the main board before replacing"

    Answered on 27th May 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Samelectric

    "You need replace it with new. But better replace whole consumer unit so in the future easy to fix."

    Answered on 17th Jun 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    R1R2 Electrics

    "You need a new pull cord. It is a very simple job for an electrician approximately 30 minutes and should not be expensive."

    Answered on 2nd Jun 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

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