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Has LG fixed the problem I am reading about online regarding the interior lights remaining on while door is shut resulting in overheating/fire hazard with plastic housing?

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  • DrDon40 Nov 25, 2008

    Intermittently, the lights in the refrigerator section of my LG French Door fridge (without ice on the door) stay on when the doors are closed. The light housing melted. An LG authorized service person installed a "fix," a bimetallic switch that turns off the light when it gets too hot. However the interior still gets hot and when the switch trips, it's dark in the fridge. Home Depot, where I purchased the box denies knowledge of the problem. Pretty soon I may get upset!

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    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

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There are service bulletins covering some models regarding this issue. If you post a model number I can see if your refrig is one of them.

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