The light in the fridge compartment....it is not the bulb.
How do I remove the light housing......I found and removed the front screw but cannot disengage the rear part of the fitting.
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. It is difficult to answer your question without a model number because there are several types of light sockets in use. The majority of the sockets can simply be rotated 90 degrees and removed. Others have a locking tab that needs to be unlatched.
Before trying to rotate the light (expecially in the freezer compartment) make sure there is no ice build up around the socket. If there is ice.. use a hand held hair dryer or vacuum exhaust for an extended period to remove the ice first. If you still can not get it loose respond with a model number and I will look up the light socket to see where the locking tabs are. (Most of the time only one side has the lock tab and the other side is rotated up to remove it.)
Having said all of the above... I doubt the light socket is bad. Most light problems that persist after a bulb change are directly related to the door switch. Unplug the unit first then remove the light switch by sliding a thin knife blade on the side of the switch unlock the tab(s). The freezer light switch only has one tab while the fresh food compartment switch has two. Make a jumper for the 2 wires with an insulated wire and momentaily plug the unit in to check for a light. If you have a light the switch is bad. As for the freezer switch it has 3 wires you will need to look at the switch. It has 3 markings C, NO and NC. You will need to jumper from C to NC to get the light to work if the switch has failed. As long as one end of the jumper is on C you will not hurt anything if you jumper the wires incorrectly. One of the terminals powers the ice maker door closed (if you have an ice maker) and the other powers the light door open.
I think you have a door switch problem vs a light socket problem.
Here is a little about my experience:
If you need more assistance / have any questions fee free to respond to this post.
Thanks for choosing FixYa, Kelly
Jul 13, 2011 |