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Please Help

  1. Itswritten profile image46
    Itswrittenposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone know how to take a broken light bulb out of a socket without shocking myself.

    1. bpo-outsourcing profile image57
      bpo-outsourcingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You should turn off the switch first. I suggest you wear a glove and be sure to wear slippers too to prevent yourself from grounding.smile

    2. georgiat profile image54
      georgiatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You use a potato that is pointy on one end with a dry paper towel or dry dishrag to unscrew the light bulb stick the potato firmly into the socket until you can tell the potato has been pierced and firmly press while unscrewing holding the potato with the towel.

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        Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And be sure you've unplugged the lamp!!!! or shut power off wink

  2. thranax profile image48
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Unplug the light then take it out..

    ~thranax~

  3. wyanjen profile image80
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    How badly is it broken? I'd be more worried about getting cut.

    1. thranax profile image48
      thranaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I assumed he could use a towel or some kind of flexible medium to twist it out.

      ~thranax~

  4. Jeffrey Neal profile image78
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    Cut a potato in half, jab the cut end over the broken part of the light bulb and unscrew.  Do unplug or turn off the light if possible.

  5. hudsonj1994 profile image61
    hudsonj1994posted 8 years ago

    Put on a oven mit then take it out.

  6. drej2522 profile image82
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    just jam your hand up there and say the heck with it!

  7. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I was going to suggest the potato, too! Great minds...

  8. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I used pliers to grab the metal frame thingy to twist it out  but made sure the power was off hmm

    1. Itswritten profile image46
      Itswrittenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is the right answer saftey fisrt do it in the daytime so you can see when you turn off the power to the socket then take pliers and twist the broken metal thingy,lol.

 
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