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Stuck bulb in fridge

Can i leave the fridge plugged in when i do the epoxy trick? i really don't want everything to defrost or get warm. But i also don't want to fry the socket or start a fire. Earlier when I used the potato, we could smell it cooking when it was on the filament. Crazy!! Thnx so much

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I would definately shut the unit off to do the repair. Electricity is not something that you want to play with exspecially 115 volt because when it grabs ahold of a persoin your muscles freeve instead of release and you can fry yourself real easily. Good Luck and have a Happy New Year.

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Freezer is warming- up to 24 degrees now. something is running- should i unplug the freezer to keep the defrost fan from coming on until repairs can be made?


the fan is not a defrost fan? it helps to circulate the cold air into fridge and freezer. so when the fridge goes into defrost mode the fan and compressor stop running. if ur getting constant warm or heat? I suspect ur defrost timer is not coming out of defrost cycle? the heat is only suppose to last up to 20-30 minutes then back into cold mode? hers a trick u can use that may get u back into cold mode, locate the defrost timer in ur fridge usually at top center. then under the timer u will see a tiny slot or hole. if u stick a small screw driver into that hole and turn slowly clockwise till u hear it click? if its stuck in defrost , it will now come out of defrost and u should hear the fan and the compressor come on, hope this helps let me knoiw if u have any more questions

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Everything in My Freezer is Melting and Fridge is getting warm!


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What happens is the defrost is controlled electronically from a circuit board, when this goes bad, the freezer quits defrosting, and freezes the fans that circulate air through the fridge side of things.

To check this, unplug the entire fridge, leave the freezer open, wait for it to defrost a bit, if this causes the fridge to start cooling again when you plug it back in, then its the defrost. You should also see ice crystals on the back of the freezer just under the icemaker.

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