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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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Re: Broken Light Bulb

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.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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Re: Broken Light Bulb

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

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Hello Mary;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

First - Make sure the dispenser light switch is turned off. Now, that you have broken the bulb it is like having a bare 110 volt hot wire.
I recommend that for safety purposes you do not use either the ice or water dispenser and well as the chance of condensate from warm outside air getting into the electrical and burning out the control board or harnesses.

Get some electrical tape. Turn power off to the refrigerator at the breaker box or unplug the refrigerator. Then, tape over the broken bulb. Turn power back on to the refrigerator.

You may have a ice dispenser cup that you can remove or the dispenser frame for more ease of access.

You now may need a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the bulb.

You did not provide a model number so I can see exactly what you have. Your model number is on the inside of your fresh food section on a label on the upper inside wall.

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Unplug unit heat plastic light socket with blow dryer and use leather gloves. If the glass breaks bend in the broken light bulb socket with needle nose pliers and turn out.

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Many times when the inside light fails to could be:

(1) A bad bulb ...replace with a known good one.
(2) Bad connection of the light bulb in its socket.
(Remove the bulb and spray the socket with WD-40 Spray Lubricant) then...
(3) Replace the bulb with a known good bulb..use a dry rag to securely tighten the bulb in its socket.
(4) The "Door Switch" could be bad. Replace bad "Door Switch" with new one.

Hopes this helps....Good Luck! ...... HandyHenry

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Unplug the refrigerator and remove the 40 watt incandescent light bulb and clean the socket. Make sure that it is completely clean of any rust or debris. If rusted get sandpaper or an emery board and rub the points that are rusty. Before putting the light bulb back make sure it does work and the filament is not broken and if so replace with a new bulb. Secondly check the on and off switch triggered by the door closing. Pop it out with a flat tip screw driver and check for black spots, or dislodged wires. Clean and re-connect the wires. Pop it back in and with the bulb secured in the socket plug the refrigerator back and see if the light works. Good Luck

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did you replace the bulb? what you can also check, and the likely cause will be the socket itself. unplug the fridge from the wall outlet, remove the bulb from the socket. you will see 2 copper tabs, on e on side, one at bottom of socket, bend these slightly toward you, to ensure they contact bulb. replace bulb, plug back in and check. You can reply here or send me a question from my website:

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you can just unplug the refrig and use a pair of needle noase pliers to remove the base then install a new bulb it can not be over 10watt a night lite one works great (7watt) this will be a better solution that dissably. the panel

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Before you go any farther stop. Unplug the refrigerator for the wall receptacle then look into the light socket (use a mirror if necessary), now see that contact point in the bottom of the socket? Raise that contact point to where it will ouch the bulb when you screw it back in. Now screw in the bulb plug in the refrigerator and open the door. Did I do OK ?

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