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Light bulb replacement doesn't work

The light bulb behind the Adjusti-Temp drawer in our fridge burned out. I replaced it w/ a new appliance bulb but it did not go on. The instruction manual says to unplug the fridge before replacing the bulb, then to change the bulb, then to plug the fridge back in. I by-passed the whole plug out & in thing, since the plug is in the back of the fridge & I didn't want to unload the fridge in order to prevent "railroad tracks" from being permanently indented in my hardwood floors. Instead, I flipped the circuit breaker, but the new bulb still did not go on. Is there some other switch or fuse or wire that needs to be checked or flipped or replaced in order to get this light to work? I miss the extra light. Thanks for this great service. I look forward to your helpful replies. -Liz

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Hi Liz,
The reason they want you to disconnect the power is to prevent shock while installing the new bulb. The door switch controls the light in the freshfood so you really do not need to disconnect power, just be careful not to stick your finger into the socket. In most cases the bulb is hard to get securely screwed into the socket. The moisture in the refrigerator causes defect in the metal around the bulb socket and causes the bulb not to make a secure connectioin. So to repair your problem you can first off make sure the bulb is securely screwed into the socket. If it does not work you can check the voltage at the socket for the 110 volts. You can do this with any volt meter if you have one. Sometime the new bulbs can also be bad, its rare but possible. If you are not getting the proper voltage to the socket then you may need a door switch. If you have another light working in the freshfood then the door swith will not be the problem. The door switch is the only power feed swith to the socket, so one of those two will definately fixYa. Good luck and have a great day.
Mike Anderson
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(865)945-3808

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Click on this link

http://www.insideadvantage.com/assets/product/ZUSECARE/MAYTAGSX.PDF

Go to page 18. It will show you the way to replace the bulbs. Hwever, if there is an internal circuitory damage, I would recommend you to get it checked by a service technican or else you may damage some other parts.

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I would, with the power off, check the integrety of the center terminal in the light socket itself. These can sometimes lose tension and not make good contact.

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