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Light bulb will not screw all the way into the ceiling fan socket. It is a new socket and has not been damaged. Is there any lubricant that I might use to solve this issue? What other advise can you give me other than replacing the socket?


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An auto store will have dielectric grease. Put a little on the threads of your new bulb and it will be easier to remove in the future, too.
\012Gary
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