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Broken lightbulb won't come out of refrigerator socket

Bulb shattered, leaving pieces around rim. I tried the potato method, it just cut through the potato instead of grabbing it. I then broke off all the remaining pieces of glass, leaving just the rim. Potato still just turned without grabbing on. I then tried the next method of prying the base away enough to get needlenose pliers a grip. Piece of base came off with pliers. Tried on another spot but I cannot get the base to move in any direction ( I know it should go counter-clockwise to come out).

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  • tsrose Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks, I'll try it. Hope the epoxy dries since it is inside the fridge.

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I had a similar problem with a kitchen bulb a few years ago. I had to put some epoxy in the socket, stuffed a rag in there, then bent the rims inside like a star with a needle nosed plier. I let it dry then it twisted right out. Hope this works for you!

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