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How to deal with broken light bulb base in socket?

SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zubRegistered User regular
edited October 2020 in Help / Advice Forum
I got some new wall lamps for my front door, came without bulbs. It's standard E26 neck. I screwed one in and it was ok but felt like whatever I was screwing into had a spring inside. Then started doing the other one and it pulled out the socket with it still on bulb.

Some pictures:
https://ibb.co/n1KD0fx
https://ibb.co/KWwC7vF

Ok so how do I deal with this? Is there a way to safely reattach the broken off neck to the base and then screw in the bulb? Some replacement part I should get?

Google is not being very helpful, every search assumes the bulb itself broke.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Smrtnik wrote: »
    I got some new wall lamps for my front door, came without bulbs. It's standard E26 neck. I screwed one in and it was ok but felt like whatever I was screwing into had a spring inside. Then started doing the other one and it pulled out the socket with it still on bulb.

    Some pictures:
    https://ibb.co/n1KD0fx
    https://ibb.co/KWwC7vF

    Ok so how do I deal with this? Is there a way to safely reattach the broken off neck to the base and then screw in the bulb? Some replacement part I should get?

    Google is not being very helpful, every search assumes the bulb itself broke.

    If I'm interpreting your post and the photos correctly, it sounds like one part of the socket detached and removed from the wall lamp base? Is that accurate?

    It sounds like you may need to unscrew and replace the socket? Maybe I'm reading your post incorrectly. But you can buy replacement sockets on Amazon, for example: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=e26+socket&gclid=CjwKCAjwoc_8BRAcEiwAzJevtS4ikkdrYJt89s7zlTQnm7dGyYjcImLltk-bE7EtSMNjtp01YovOzRoCYdcQAvD_BwE&hvadid=177774204425&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1022194&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=b&hvrand=1170044272213348864&hvtargid=kwd-10734704179&hydadcr=25905_9903850&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_9a3j2h1mwv_b

    I imagine a small screwdriver and a pair of needlenose pliers will help you remove the remnants of the broken socket...

    Not sure how you can repair a socket, though. I'd take a couple of angled photos and call a local hardware store for advice and have the photos on hand if they ask you to send them the pics so they can see (or just go to a local hardware store with the pics, but of course, COVID...)

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    Yes that's exactly the right description. I was wondering if there is a way to repair it but it sounds like I need a new one. I just don't know if I can get a random one and not the one specific to the lamp. Funny enough, the lamp itself I bought on Amazon.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    This worries me because I literally just bought a pair of wall lamps from Amazon and received them yesterday. Installing them is a project I have set aside for tomorrow. I bought these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QYR343C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I would honestly contact Amazon and tell them what happened - they'll probably get you a replacement. Maybe not, but it's worth a shot.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Smrtnik wrote: »
    Yes that's exactly the right description. I was wondering if there is a way to repair it but it sounds like I need a new one. I just don't know if I can get a random one and not the one specific to the lamp. Funny enough, the lamp itself I bought on Amazon.

    Looks like one of the standard lampholders.
    Disconnect the lamp from power. Unscrew those two screws you see inside the lampholder. Look for a serial-number of some sort on the lampholder. Order a lampholder of that standard. Install it.

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