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The light bulb in top of refrigerator broke, can't get it unscrewed using potato method. also tried to bend the base with a screwdriver then turn using needlenose pliers. It won't budge. What else can I do? ps...i am assuming the bulb turns counterclockwise to remove. I've never had one to pull straight out. Thank you!!!

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  • tsrose Jan 03, 2009

    Thnx, I have tried that, part of the base came off w/pliers, then I tried in another spot and I guess I haven't gotten "ruff" enuf in the turning cause I don't want to tear off any more of it. My husband (who is away or HE would be doing this) suggested using 2 sets of pliers to turn it...only prob is that it is right at the front above my head and, short of taking everything out of fridge and standing inside it, I can't manuver to get both hands up there AND see what I'm doing. I didn't post this earlier but when I first used the potato method, the filiment was hot and we smelled potato cooking! Gotta see the humor or I'll go crazy. lol

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This is where you are going to have to get ruff. Be sure the refigerator is UNPLUGGED. Grab one side of the base of the bulb with your pliers and rotate counter clockwise. Only way to get it out. Short of taking the whole light bulb assy out of the unit. More then likely got a little rust on the base of bulb and just enough to make it stick. Once it breaks loose you are home free. ken

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