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Pre-lit Christmas tree strand out because of burnt out bulb that can't be pulled out and changed. How do you fix?

One strand in the tree is out. One bulb in that strand is burnt out and can not be pulled out to be changed. All of the other bulbs are in plastic inserts in the strand sockets that can be pulled out, this one has no plastic insert that can be pulled out. This seems to me the reason that this strand will not light. All fuses have been changed and the strand has even been pluged into other outlets without it working. What is my next course of action?

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Putting up a Christmas is one of the important decorations in the this season we love to do. When a faulty bulb keeps the tree from lighting right can be really frustrating. I have attached a couple of links below that has great tips on artificial Christmas trees. Hope it helps!
by Manage My Life
November 29th, 2010
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

Not being able to get all the lights working on the light string is a problem.

It sounds like this string of light are in are wired in series and if one light burns out the whole string will not work. It’s best to buy strings that you can change the bulbs on.

If you cannot replace that bulb the whole string will need to be replaced.

You might want to look at this link for a light repair tool.


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by Sam A Earned 1,714 community points in Building Supplies
November 30th, 2010
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JAN 2013: I must have the exact same tree!! Yes there appears to be a clear light in a slimmer purple colored holder (not green like all others). I can see this bulb is burned - the glass appears blackened. There is no holder to be pried up and pulled out. This appears to be one solid piece. The lights to the left of this bulb are out. The lights to the right ARE STILL ON - its at that point where there's about 3 to 4 wires going in 2 different directions. Thus this strand cannot be removed because of being wired to a bunch of other lights that do work. HELP - what can I do???? This is a $150 tree with over 1,000 tips - and lots of clear lights.
by Manage My Life
January 6th, 2013
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Mark T
I am sorry you are having a problem with the Christmas tree. I suspect that one of the bulbs is burnt out. If you could please send a picture of the light and base I will be happy to investigate how to repair this type of strand. I have not seen the type you are referring too.

I hope to hear from you.
by Mark T Earned 806 community points in Building Supplies
January 7th, 2013
Hey Mark ... Sounds like a nice offer. Can I send you a picture of a bulb that I'm trying to find replacements for? How would I send you a picture?
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