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How do I get a stuck light bulb out of the refrigerator?

My GE fridge light bulb is blown, and I can't get the bulb out. Short of shattering the glass, how can I get the bulb out?

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  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    Yes I cannot get mine out either - its in there good - does it screw out? Push and turn? suggesting to wear a rubber glove does not really tell how to remove the bulb...


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Simple, use a hair dryer (on high heat) on the base of the bulb for a few seconds. The bulb will come out easy. Cold expands and is what made it stick. This has worked every time for me.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011

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    maryann jones Jan 23, 2016

    Thanks I'm a 75 year gramma. Your information worked, used the hair dryer and bulb came out!!! Thanks


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My Amana had two stuck light bulbs in the refrigerator section. Using a soft rubber jar top remover I was able to get them out but it took many tries. Wiggling them seemed to help free it up too. I tried a hard rubber jar top remover first but it was abit too stiff to get as much of a grip as the soft one. If you don't have soft rubber top remover, something like very soft leather - the rougher side - may work. As other say - turn off breaker to keep power off in case you break the bulb.

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Don't forget to put a box or something underneath to catch the pieces of glass as they shatter.

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Use a soft rubber glove. the worst thing that could happen is the bulb breaks, then use pliers to remove the base. MAKE SURE YOU UNPLUG THE UNIT FIRST!

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