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Side-by-side Refrigerator Door Exterior Light has shortage

Refrigerator exterior light went off where the ice maker buttons are. I change the Bulbs when they blow, like I always do, and once changed, it would not come on. It seems like it may be a shortage. I looked at the bulb that I took out, and it did not look like it was blown. I'm not sure what to do at this point.

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  • mizcee68 Jan 20, 2009

    Peyton32034- Thank you for that information. I will try this out to see if I can resolve this issue.



    I have another question for you the bulb is in the door, and it's hard for me to see where the bulb the goes, I have to kind of feel my way, when putting the bulb in. I can see the area, but it's back up in there where I can't actually look into, because where it is. I haven't ever taken anything a part.



    Do you have any more suggestion?



  • mizcee68 Jan 21, 2009

    Peyton- Thank you for your tips. You have been very helpful, and very detailed. I will try my hand at it this evening or at least by the weekend. I will let you know what happen.



    Thanks again!!!!

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The base of light bulbs vary from different manufactures and sometimes they do not seat all the way. unplug your refrig and try to look into the lite socket. you will see a brass tab in the bottom of the socket simply use a small pick or flat tip srew driver and pull the tab down a little bit then reinstall the bulb plug the fridg back up and it should work. thanks peyton

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    peyton thompson Jan 21, 2009

    its not hard to remove the disp cover if your game? 


    1st remove drip tray, if your lucky you'll see 2 screws that seure the cover. if no srews look at the very bottom of the disp front and you'll see 2 notches, carefully pry the over off at these notches, i use a flat blade srew driver. once this is loose you'll see the wiring and switches there wil be either 2 screws or simple thumb latches that will let you pull this off and access the light socket.


    BE SURE TO UNPLUG THE REFRIG FIRST.
    GOOD LUCK. Peyton

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