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Bulb broken off in fixture

Posted by capecodsookie (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 30, 09 at 13:20

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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RE: Bulb broken off in fixture

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

RE: Bulb broken off in fixture

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

RE: Bulb broken off in fixture

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.

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