In my ceiling fan one of the bulbs popped out

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the bulb popped out and fell on the floor but the top, the part you screw in, stayed in the light fixture. I cannot figure out how to get it out and I cannot put in another bulb with it in there.
Thanks for any help anyone can give me!


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  • Deanna Mills Deanna Mills on Jan 01, 2018
    Turn the electric off. Get a large cork, place the cork where the broken light bulb was, push the cork in the socket and turn to remove the top of the bulb.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jan 01, 2018
    Turn off the power to the fixture.
    Using a needle nose pliers grip the edge of the remainder of the bulb/socket, and unscrew until it comes out.

  • Empress Empress on Jan 01, 2018
    Hi, The light bulb base can be removed by pushing a bar of soap down onto the broken light bulb base. When you imbed the glass shards of the bulb into the soap bar you can then twist it to remove the bulb from the socket. This has worked for me, hope it helps you too.





















  • Tom24499283 Tom24499283 on Jan 01, 2018
    TAKE A POTATO AND PUSH UP INTO THE BULB. THIS WILL PROTECT YOUR HAND FROM GLASS SHARDS. THEN JUST TWIST THE THE REMAINS OF BULB OUT AND REPLACE WITH NEW LED BULB

  • Julie Julie on Jan 01, 2018
    This has happened to me several times. I went to the beaker box & turn off the main breaker switch to cut off all power/electricity to be as safes as possible. I used needle nose plyers or tweezers to grab hold of the base (from the edge) that's stuck inside & unscrewed it. Turn it to the left to unscrew. Remember this - rightsy tightsy, lefty Lucy. Replace bulb & turn breaker back on. Hope it works for u.

  • Mei10862604 Mei10862604 on Jan 01, 2018
    Push a potato against the base and unscrew it

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jan 01, 2018
    Make sure the power is off before trying anything. With the power off, sometimes a peeled potato pushed down firmly onto the metal part may be the way to unscrew or at least loosen it. Then, finish removing it with a pair of pliers.

  • Judy Judy on Jan 01, 2018
    This is when the fan will use only appliance bulbs. Make sure you keep these on hand., in case this happens again, you will be prepared for it. J.

  • Judy Judy on Jan 01, 2018
    Sylvia, before you go to the store, take one bulb with you, so you can match it properly, vs getting lots of diff sized bulbs. As I said, most use the Appliance Bulb. J.