Stuck- Anyone have a solution for removing old light bulbs?


  9 answers
  • Greg Greg on Sep 18, 2017
    Do you bulbs that have separated the bulb part from the threaded part?

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 18, 2017
    You mean that are stuck in the socket? Turn off the power, and get a medium potato and press it in and turn.

  • Did the potato trick not work? I have cut the power to the light fixture and used pliers to work loose.

  • Marissa Morin Marissa Morin on Sep 18, 2017
    If the bulb broke off as you tried to take the bulb out, first of all make sure the electricity to the bulb is turned off. Now, cut a potato in half. Place cut side on the broken bulb, push it on and turn to screw the broken base of the bulb out of the socket. It should take the bulb base out of the light socket easily.

  • Marlea ulrich Marlea ulrich on Sep 18, 2017
    If the bulbs glass is broken, what works for me almost every time is cutting a larger potato in half . Make sure the power is shut off at the circut breaker box. Take the potato and jamb it down over the shards of what's left in the socket, twist slowly but firmly to remove. If it's still a whole bulb but just stuck in the socket, use a spray lubricant to loosen it. Don't forget to turn off the power at the breaker box and after you get the bulb out wipe out the socket to remove excess.

  • Ellis Ellis on Sep 18, 2017
    If it's broken, you can get a Broken Bulb Extractor at most hardware stores for less than $10.

  • Sandy Russell Sandy Russell on Sep 18, 2017
    Are the light bulbs broken? Is that why you are looking for a solution? If the are broken - use can use a new bulb to unscrew the bulb. Just place the new bulb inside the broken on and use the threads to unscrew it.

  • Eco29691994 Eco29691994 on Sep 18, 2017
    txnks. works now...

  • Keylebirnberg Keylebirnberg on Sep 18, 2017