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Interior light wont turn off

I have an lg fridge. the interior light wont turn off. i unid the bulbs as the wires were mlting to the top of the fidge and it was warm inside

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  • capdm Dec 05, 2008

    awesome job guys. they are coming out today to fix the problem.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    It was working when I left in the morning and came back after work and the inside of the fridge was like a oven. The light bulbs had melted the light cover off.

  • maverick987 Mar 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. The lights won't turn off actually melted the top of a milk carton on the top shelf.


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