Broken Fridge Light

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Old 02-23-15, 10:23 AM
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Broken Fridge Light

..my old fridge still works but I accidentaly broke the small light..it made a few sparks and now only the screw-in part is there--most of the bulb fell off..my question is: if i leave it this way, is it now a fire hazard..there are no more sparks, many hours now..thank you, Norepairman
 
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Old 02-23-15, 10:50 AM
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Welcome to the forums. I'd want it out just so no glass could end up anywhere unwanted.
 
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Old 02-23-15, 11:07 AM
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I don't know about fire hazard but it'll be a shock hazard if someone touches it by accident.

Unplug the fridge and remove the bulb.
 
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Old 02-23-15, 11:19 AM
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Broken Fridge Light

..it was a clean break..and it ony made a few sparks when I touched the small
twisted-in part..my only concern is, if I leave things as is (with the bulb cut
off and only the very end twisted in, does it present a fire hazard, as the fridge is
working quite well..thanks
for the welcome, Norepairman
 
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Old 02-23-15, 11:21 AM
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Definitely remove whats left of the bulb (after unplugging the fridge).
 
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Old 02-23-15, 12:21 PM
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Why would you want to leave it as is?? As stated above, unplug the fridge and remove the broken bulb.
 
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Old 02-23-15, 08:35 PM
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Broken Fridge Light

..thanks for the assistance.first of all, the fridge is stuck in a very tight
corner between the sink and a wall..it is almost impossible to move..perhaps
tomorrow I will call the janitor's office..but he once told me "anything to do with the fridge, is your business, not mine"..but I live in the Canadian version
of 'settlements' and i will express some urgency to whomever answers the
phone.and as I am 65 years-old they may have to come over and fix the problem..thanks much..Norepairman
 
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Old 02-24-15, 04:05 AM
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If it's too difficult to unplug the fridge - flip the breaker when you remove the busted bulb.
 
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Old 03-09-15, 04:15 AM
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ask the office where the circuit breaker box for your unit is. Circuit breakers take the place of fuses and hopefully will be labeled. See if you can find one for the Frig or for "kitchen appliances" or "kitchen outlets" and flip that one off. Then replace the bulb. With the circuit breaker off, you may be able to unscrew what is left of the bulb base out using a fork or knife. Wear rubber gloves if you have any. Replace the bulb and, then, flip that circuit breaker back on. You should be good to go.
If you can't get the bulb out on your own, ask someone to help you get it out.
 
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