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Broken Light Bulb

The light bulb broke inside the socket in my Admiral refridgerator. It had been in the refridgerator since 1993. How do I remove it?

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  • cleosmom Dec 12, 2007

    There is nothing left of the bulb to grip with pliers.



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Turn off power then firmly push the blunt end of a fresh carrot in the bulb base and turn. No kidding it usually will work.

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Unplug the refrigerator first.
Then, try removing carefully the base of the socket with a pair of long-nose plier.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

  • Bob Binette Dec 15, 2007

    Those socket are very thin and can be teared by taking a small part of the socket (side) with the pliers and twisting the pliers. It should come off...



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