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Old 09-29-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Tips for Removing GU10 Bulb?

Need to replace a burnt out GU10 bulb in the kitchen. The shade on the fixture is flish with the bulb so I can't get my fingers on it. I've tried using my palm to push and turn the bulb but the housing that the bulb connects to seems to be turning with the bulb.

Any suggestions?


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Old 09-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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LOLOLOL...I'm having a glass of red wine right now and your post is pretty D#*%N stupid! (well, actually it's funny)

I'm also a master electrician and have been in your situation more than once (yep, S*#T happens). So if it makes you feel any happens to the best of us!

Try a piece of soft rubber on the face of that bulb to get some grip. In one case I used a center punch to break the glass so I could get to the middle of the bulb with my needle nose pliers. In any case, keep at it....lololol

Good luck! :-)



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Old 09-29-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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The other trick I done once a while is get rubber ereaser block that can get some pretty good grip as well.

Really it don't need to be push in just twist counterclockwise if you look at the bulb itself.

It will only take about 1/8 turn you will feel the click then you will know it allready loose.

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A small suction cup, typically used to stick on a window and hang a sign

It's the only way to replace some flush MR 16's I come across.

Get one at an office supply .
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:28 AM   #5
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Since it's burnt out, crush the glass and grab the remains with needle nose pliers.
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I use cut piece (4" x 4") of that 1/8" rubber mat you can buy at Wal-mart. It's used to line shelves with. Cheap....Tom


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