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My 6d maglite keeps blowing the bulb

I have put 3 new bulbs in mt maglite 6d cell but it keep blowing the bulb

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6D Maglite? As in 6 D cell batteries?

1-1/2 Volts (Each battery), times 6 = 9 Volts.
Using the proper bulb?

The original is a Krypton bulb. (No, I didn't make the name up)

Guess what happens if you put a 3 Volt bulb with 9 Volts?


Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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  • john wain Nov 27, 2012

    hI joecoolvette

  • john wain Nov 27, 2012

    Yes it a 6 D cell batteries maglite and i have used the correct size bulb 9 volt. but they still blow

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Nov 27, 2012

    Hi John

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    joecoolvette Nov 27, 2012 guys at Maglite Industries get down here, and explain this. I expect a 32 page dossier on my desk in the morning..............Wait!............What? Oh. I shouldn't have posted John, because I have no idea now, lol! Best I can think of is corrosion has developed inside. Causes the Switch contacts to spread, and distance causes an abnormally large gap. Electricity jumps across the gap, and shorts the bulb out. OK, what do I win? lol!

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    joecoolvette Nov 27, 2012

    Fine........I'm going to take my toys, and go home.


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Sounds like a bad switch, but if you live in the US, you have a limited lifetime warranty on your light.

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Not sounding good. I have had the problem in the past with Mag lights and though they are good, I always seem to have battery corrosion problems. What I have done is to get a non-metalic rod, wooden doweling has worked for me, carve a bit of a blade at the end, sort of like a long screw driver and work it into and between the batter and flashlight case. Not so hard as to deform the flashlight, but to try and break the seal between the corroded (I assume) battery and the case. Spray in some WD40 and work the dowel in and around the battery. Stop on occasion and tap the open end of the flashlight on a heavy rag laid atop a piece of wood to try and jar the battery loose. By repeating this process I have been able to remove corroded batteries, but not necessarily save the flashlight, as some times the on/off switch is corroded as well. Once you get the batteries out you may be able to clean the inside with some abrasive (steel wool?) to clean out the corrosion, but as I said, you may not be able to save the light. Best of luck!

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