Hacker help: Can we fix the Samtid socket?

Materials: Samtid floor lamp

The socket of our Samtid floor lamp broke after just six months of use – the switch no longer functions. We only used it with a 20 watt bulb (also bought at Ikea) so I know we didn’t burn it out that way.

I have a request in to Ikea, but we bought the lamp while moving to a new state and I no longer have the receipt or the box, so I am not sure how much they will be willing to help.

If Ikea cannot or will not replace the socket or the lamp, we would love to know of we can fix it ourselves. I have tried pulling the socket out, but it won’t budge too much, and I don’t want to break it.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated!

~ Amanda, Ohio, USA

Jules Yap