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On my Kenmore refrigerator model 106.8740981 the light won't come on. Both the swtch and the bulb are functional. what else keep the frig. light from working?

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SOURCE: Kenmore refrigerator light does not work

there is a tab in the bottom of the light socket that can get bent so that it wont touch the base of the new bulb. unplug your refrig and use a small screw driver and bend the tab back out a little bit so that it will contact the new bulb...

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite bottom freezer refrigerator model 795.77573600

My Kenmore Elite (Model 795.7755 3600), less than two years old, had the same problem. One morning I opened the doors to a hot fridge and burning plastic. The light housing was sizzling hot - much of the unit literally melting away. Another hour or two and it could have been much worse.

Called the 1-800 number listed in the fridge. After about 45 minutes of patient talking, I learned that Sears (or Kenmore) have issued what they refer to as a "flash warranty) on the light fixture kit (Kit # 6871JB1423N) which in effect, for this part only, extends the factory warranty from one year to three years. I may even be able to have a factory tech install the parts. Hope it works out.

Bottom line: if you have this fridge, be very careful and monitor closely. An pursue the part warranty!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't find replacement light bulb:refrigerator model ET18DKXWW00.

Your problem may be in the bulb receptacle or the light switch.
If you have a voltmeter, let me know and I will tell you how to check it.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore side by side refrigerator Ice maker not working

Found out we still had a warranty/service contract on it. Contacted SEARs and I explained problem to technician. Scheduled house call is Friday.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: food freezing in refrigerator section of frig.

look under your refridgerator and see if there is alot of dust on the coils. Whenever food starts freezing in my fridge I vacuum the coils and the problem goes away.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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I saw your response to another Kenmore frig and I have a similar problem I want to ask you about. I have a Side-by-side Kenmore frig(model 106.9555722) that we've had for 16 years!! Other than r


I have seen this one other time in all my years of appliance repair and changing out the "water inlet valve" corrected the problem. I don't have an answer to why it did, but it did. Here is the valve for your unit.
After you change the valve be sure to purge the water line for a good 5 - 10 mins to get all the nasty water out. Keep me posted!

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Kenmore 795 continually blowing cold air into frig


If the control will not change and the lock is lit, first try unlocking it. Press and hold the lock tab for 3 seconds. If nothing happens, try unplugging the power cord for 30 seconds and reconnect it. This will reset the board.

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My water heater won't light. The pilot light works. But, when I try to swtch the pilot to regualr, the flame goes out.


You probably have a defective thermocouple. The thermocouple sits in the flame of the pilot, and the heat generates a small electrical current conducted back to the gas valve, keeping the pilot gas line open after you switch it to the "on" position. That's why you have to manually hold the gas valve depressed (on) during lighting in the "pilot" position, allowing the thermocouple time to heat up enough to generate its current. A defective thermocouple will not generate the holding current.

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Freezer light does not come on when open have to jiggle swtch


Unplug the refrigerator and turn the bulb counterclockwise to remove it if the light still does not work. Insert the bulb back in the socket and turn it clockwise to tighten it. Plug the refrigerator in and reset the controls.

If the light still doesn't work, turn the control to the "Off" position and unplug the refrigerator. Remove the bulb and purchase an appliance bulb with the correct wattage. Insert the new bulb and turn it clockwise to tighten it. Plug the refrigerator in and turn the control away from the "Off" position.

Read more on User Guide for LG LFD22860 page 26 and 27.

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Nov 03, 2011 | LG Refrigerators

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Don;t know what exact model i have but I think u can answer the question. the frig light blew out. It is in the back on the top.It won't twist out. any special tricks to unscrew it.


wipe a little 3-in-1 oil between the bulb and the fixture. a q-tip may work best. apply gentle pressure. if it breaks, grab the light bulb edge with needlenose pliers and begin to apply gentle pressure again. that's assuming rust and lack of use is the issue. if your fridge has frost in it, the bulb may be frozen in place, and it would be a good idea to defrost the fridge anyway.

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Bulbs burning and causing frig to get hot.


I need the model number you may have a short and lights are reaming on while door is closed. This sounds like a recall or fire hazard Unplug let the area cool remove the bulbs or risk property damage until confirmed what model you have Sea Breeze

Dec 13, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

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I have a Kenmore coldspot side by side- not cooling properly


Setting it to 5 is what the manufacturer recommends. If you set it to 1 and the frig is still not cold, then you probably have a faulty cold control (thermostat)
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Feb 19, 2009 | Kenmore 5553 / 655532 / 55534 / 55539 Side...

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Frig lights out - freezer lights work and it aint the bulbs - What could be wrong?


Hi there your problem has to be one of two things 1, check door switch, if o'k check globe socket e.g. if it's a kelvinator the heat of the light distorts the plastic socket. hope this helps.

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Light keep on flicking on and off


Unplug the frig to remove power. Unscrew the bulb. Check the nub on the bottom of the bulb to make sure it is not flattened. Use needle nose pliers to grab the center tab of the bulb socket and pull outward slightly so bulb will make better connection. Could be a faulty switch or bad connection in the wiring.

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