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Changing interior light bulb in Whirlpool Frost Free 350,390 or 460 (per manual)

I have removed plastic cover for light bulb, as per manual supplied, but I cannot fit my fingers around light bulb to unscrew it. Is it clockwise or anti-clockwise and does the bulb actually screw into the white bayonet, or is that part of the overall bulb-structure? Not enough space to screw anything! Incidentally, I have a small hand and therewfore small fingers.

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Hello davvyde,
Welcome,


You said, you have removed plastic cover for light bulb, as per manual supplied, but I cannot fit my fingers around light bulb to unscrew it. Is it clockwise or anti-clockwise and does the bulb actually screw into the white bayonet, or is that part of the overall bulb-structure? Not enough space to screw anything! Incidentally, I have a small hand and therefore small fingers.

What is the model number of your appliance.
Is the bulb intact or did the glass part come off and leave the metal base inside?

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM TURNING OR GETTING THE BULB OUT, BEFORE YOU US ANY THING OTHER THAN YOUR HANDS, UNPLUG THE FRIDGE!

  1. Whirlpool bulbs screw out counter in the counter clockwise position.
  2. If it is screwed in very tight try a rag, or towel in your hand.
  3. Or you may try a rubber glove which causes friction and may give you a better grip.
  4. Turn off the fridge for a moment while you do this, in case the bulb breaks in your hand
  5. If the bulb comes apart from the metal base, (AND YOU HAVE THE PLUG OUT OF THE OUTLET) You may be able to gently use a needle nose pliers, to little by little loosen the bulb up if it is stuck

I've never seen this before in a fridge.
Let me know what works?


Huuum

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