I've never seen a good way to remove a broken bulb from its socket. I have such a situation in our fridg and with a disabled back I can't spend a lot of time messing with the socket which is in the front of the box and faces the rear. I've never found the potato trick to work so that leaves me with getting a grip on the socket with needle nose pliers and try to make the threads work. Do any of you folks use dielectric grease on their bulbs to avoid the fitting becoming galled together? OK, that's it and thanks in advance!