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Re: refrigerator light bulb
Sometimes the bulbs stick a bit so I suggest you temprorarily unplug the fridge and spray a little wd-40 or penetrating oil on the base of the bulb.. then wait a few minutes for it to soak in..you should be able to remove it after that.. Wipe off all excess oil before reapplying power ..then install the new bulb.. Hope that helps..
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Check the hot pin of the bulb socket, its probably loose or pressed flat. Pull it up a bit so it sits higher, then put the bulb back it should make better contact with the bulb and not burn out. Make sure you do this will the unit unplugged from the wall outlet.
Unplug the Whirlpool refrigerator from the electrical outlet. Step 2 Locate the bulb on the inside of the Whirlpool refrigerator. Step 3 Remove the light cover. Usually these just snap off, but, on some models, they may need to be unscrewed. Use your screwdriver to unscrew the light cover retaining screws (if required). Step 4 Unscrew the old light bulb. Step 5 Screw in the new light bulb. Step 6 Replace the light cover. Plug the Whirlpool refrigerator back in. Test your new light bulb. Also note that the below can also work
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Slide the light bulb cover toward the back of the compartment to release it from the light assembly. Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance light bulb(s) no greater than 40 watts. Replace the light bulb cover by inserting the tabs on the cover into the liner holes on each side of light assembly. Slide the cover toward the front until it locks into place.
NOTE: Do not force the cover beyond its locking point; doing so may damage the light cover. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power. To change the freezer light bulb:
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
NOTE: You may need to remove the upper freezer shelf or basket to access the light assembly. The light bulb cover opens from the back. Firmly press forward on the notches in the back of the cover and pull down the cover.
Remove the cover and replace the burned-out bulb with an appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts. Insert the front tabs of the cover into the liner and snap the back portion of the cover over the light assembly. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
with this refrig there are two fans one for the freezer and one for the refrig. the freezer one is kinda a pain you have to pretty much take everything out of the freezer. if you look at the freezer back wall it sits right behind the lights. the refrig fan is a little easier start by taking all the shelves out and you will see the baffle assy that goes along the back wall and on top. the bottom part of the baffle with slide down and you will see two screw. now for the top take the light cover off and then you should see two screws on each side. unscrew those and then and take down the bracket and the you should be able to pull the baffle assy down that holds the refrig fan. let me know if you need a video
you need to replace the main/board for sure located in the lower rear left hand wall of the unit in a plastic case, it will have 3 wire harnesses unplug the unit,undo the plastic container and unplug the the board and there will be a burned spot on the case and burned trace on the circuit board, reason being,this is very common on any of these sideXsides,if a light blows out in the refrige compartment it puts a surge on the board and burns the circuit trace open,this makes the digital temp read-out go dark and if the lamps light at all they "strobe" dimly or not at all,and you will hear a clicking of the relays in the rear area trying to latch the light bulb circuitry, but cant because the main/mother-board is defective now
if you recently had light bulbs burn out in the refrige section and now the digital temp read-out is also dark,it will be your control board (motherboard) needs replacement as the bulbs burn out it causes a surge and ruins this board,its located in the lower rear area on the left lower wall in or on the inside back in a plastic case,open the case unplug the wire harnesses and remove the board,it will have some circuit trace burned and the plastic case will be discolored there
Disconnect the refrigerator from AC Power. Remove the light bulb, get a flashlight and look into the socket the bulb screws into and see if there's any corrosion in the socket that could be preventing power from getting to the bulb. If there is corrosion get some steel wool or a scouring pad and thoroughly polish the inside of the socket, (CAUTION BE SURE THE REFRiGERATOR IS NOT PLUGGED INTO THE WALL AC OUTLET WHILE DOING THIS,) After cleaning the socket re-install the bulb and plug refrigerator back into the wall and see if it lights up,when the door is open, if it doesn't, the next thing to check would be the switch that applies power to the bulb when the refrigerator door is opened. It could be stuck or it may have gone bad.
well there is no magic button to push or anything like that some times they get stuck in those plastic holders get a pair of work golves or heavy towel and unplug the unit then just twist it out if the bulb seperates from the base get a pair of needle nose plires and grab it by the base and twist it out
possible that the bulb recepticle is losing contact with bulb, real common among refrigs that have 2 bulbs back 2 back in one socket.UNPPLUG refrig and try prying up the brass contact arm on bottom of socket assy.UNPLUG first, that contact is live!!!!!!!!