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Old 09-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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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

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

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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.
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Perhaps a short length of rubber hose....sized to fit in the base?
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most likely you will have to remove the dispenser cover to give you more room to get at it
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get some angled pliers maybe?

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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!

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