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Garage door light sockets faulty

2 Chamberlin openers and all four sockets burn the ends of the bulbs. When bulbs quit I twist them slightly and they come back on...for a while then quit working again. I suspect a faulty socket but don't want to repalce with same thing. can a generic socket be installed or contact grease be used?

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Unplug the units and using a small screwdriver pry out of the center contact of the sockets.

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Unplug the unit. Look inside the socket. The small tab at the base is probably burned. Clean them off. Use electrical grease on the bulb threads to reinstall. Make sure you are not exceeding the max wattage. Most openers say lot to use larger than 60 watt. Since you state 4 bulbs may be less.

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