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Chris Leavitt 09-03-2012 08:22 PM

broken light bulb in door refrigerator
how can I remove a broken light bulb, only the metal base remains in the socket, there is limited space to work on the light bub in the refrigerator door that dispenses water and ice

joecaption 09-03-2012 08:24 PM

Unplug it, try a potato cut in 1/2.
It that does not work I use a pair of neddle nosed plyers.

Chris Leavitt 09-03-2012 08:31 PM

remove broken light bulb
tried the potato, it just spins around.
needle nose pliers will not work due to the limited space, if they were about 2 inches in length it may work.

I did unplug the refrigerator before i tried to do any removal.

joecaption 09-03-2012 08:39 PM

EZ out.

Missouri Bound 09-03-2012 09:21 PM

Perhaps a short length of rubber hose....sized to fit in the base?

hardwareman 09-04-2012 08:06 AM

most likely you will have to remove the dispenser cover to give you more room to get at it

BShow 09-04-2012 10:28 AM

get some angled pliers maybe?

Coetee2 10-08-2012 01:16 AM

I just had this happen to me!
I just dealt with this same exact problem! I spent an hour two days ago trying everything from a potato to angled pliers, nothing was working because the space was just too small. Then it hit me ... I wadded up some masking tape, sticky side out, molded it into an oblong ball tapered on one end, stuck it in the socket and just kept pressing and turning counter-clockwise. Within 15 seconds I was smiling! :thumbup:

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