Bulb broken off in fixture

capecodsookieDecember 30, 2009

How can I remove the metal base of the light bulb that has broken off in the fixture? I tried the potato trick - it didn't work.

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macv

Turn off the circuit at the panel and use needle-nosed pliers.

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 2:35PM
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charcoaldabs

I agree, don't wimp out. Put gloves, preferably kevlar lined, and get the lamp base out of there! If needed, use tools!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 6:44PM
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greenbean08_gw

I recently had the same problem and used needle nosed pliers but rather than grabbing the metal base, I opened them inside the base. They caught just enough of the base to screw it out of the socket.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2010 at 12:55AM
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