broken light blub


Old 01-21-09, 11:59 AM
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broken light blub

hello,simple chore=pain in the [email protected]&$$*.Bulb burnt-out on kitchen ceiling.went to change but bottom broke off and is now stuck in socket.Cannot move it and is breaking apart when use pliers.Also fixtures socket is cracking apart as i exert any pressure to dislodge bulb base out of socket.Any suggestions?
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Old 01-21-09, 02:54 PM
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If the fixture socket is cracked, you're going to need a new fixture.

There are standard solutions, but it sounds like you tried them and they didn't work. The "half-potato trick" sometimes works, but sometimes not. But I've never known the "needle-nosed-pliers trick" to fail--the base of the bulb is just a thin piece of metal; it usually yields easily to the pliers.
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if you are having that hard of a time getting it out and the socket is cracked just buy a new socket at the hardware store or big box store.

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