Light Bulb Replacement


Old 09-21-00, 12:09 PM
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I was replacing a light bulb on an overhead ceiling fan and the bulb broke from it's base. I tried to use plyers to turn the base out of the socket, but just ended up bending the aluminum/tin.

Any suggestions on how I can get this out??
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Old 09-21-00, 12:22 PM
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FIRST, turn off the power to that socket. Then, take pliers and open them up inside the broken lightbulb base as tightly as you can. You should be able to unscrew the broken base this way.
Old 09-21-00, 12:26 PM
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Turn off power.

Use a small screwdriver to bend the aliminum
of the bulb base onlt in enough to grip it
with pliers, and turn it out with the pliers.
Old 09-21-00, 02:26 PM
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And if all of the above fails, turn off the power and cut a potato to jam into the socket, and turn it out with that. Believe it or not, it works, too. Good Luck!

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