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Freezer Light Light in Freezer is not working. Replaced the bulb with one we verified is working, but it didn't work in the freezer.

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Re: Freezer Light

You can try tapping the light switch (snapping it on and off) to see if that helps but this usually would require a voltage checker or multimeter to test for 120 volts at the socket of the bulb. If you're not comfortable with electrical stuff, don't stick test leads into a live socket... Basically you will somehow need to determine if the switch is the problem by pulling it out and testing for voltage, etc. Some models have a thermal overload to kill the power to the light if it should stay on for some reason, that could be bad too if you have one installed. This type complaint is hard to resolve unless you have the test equipment to explore where power is or is not.

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