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Interior light remains on when the door is closed

The light housing and and the metal reflecting plate heated up so much that the plastic mounting screws melted. This caused the whole temperature display and light mounting to seperate from the refrigerator. The extreme heat also burned a hole in the inside casing of the referator itself. We have removed the bulbs as a temporary solution. Sears refuses to address this issue even though a fire could have resulted from the extreme amount of heat generated.

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I believe this refrig, is produced by the LG corp, ofr kenmore, they do have a repair for this issue, ( i just changed one last month), which inckluded replaing hte light housing(the new one has a high limit thermostat to cutt off lights in case of this prblem) as well as replacing hte main control board behind the unit.scream safety issue!!!!!

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