Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
I have a whirlpool refrigerator model ET18DKXWW00. One of the light bulbs burned out - I took the bulb to the hardward store and got a 40 W bulb to replace it.
This light bulb does not work in the refrigerator. (It works in the hardware store so I know the bulb is good. Also the wiring to the bulb socket is fine since the remaining bulb works in both sockets.)
Where do I get a light bulb that will work? I note that there are replacement part stores on the internet - the bulbs are $2.95 but shipping is at least $7.95! Plus I don't know if these bulbs will work in my refrigerator.
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.
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Aug 04, 2014 | Refrigerators
Not all bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape and wattage. On some models, the dispenser light requires a heavy duty 10-watt bulb. All other lights require a 40-watt bulb.
1. Unplug or disconnect power from your refrigerator.
2. Remove light shield when applicable.
NOTE: To clean the ligt shield, wash it with warm water and liquid detergent. Be sure to dry the shield thoroughly before installing.
3. Remove the light bulb and replace it with the same size, shape and wattage.
4. Replace light shield when applicable.
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To change a light bulb in the refrigerator, remove the plastic cover that covers the light bulb. This cover should just pop off by simply squeezing the cover gently. Look at the bulb to see how many watts it is and the type of bulb you can buy a new bulb at any home improvement centre. Insert the new light bulb and replace the cover.
If the light on the refrigerator is not working after changing the bulb, unplug the refrigerator. Using a screwdriver, gently pop out the push-button collar on the inside side wall of the refrigerator. There will be two wires connected to the push button switch. Remove the two wires and replace the switch. You can purchase this part at any appliance repair centre that carries parts. Make sure you write down the model and make of your refrigerator and take the information with you before attempting to purchase parts.
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