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Troubleshooting kenmore refrigerator

Model # 795.69974.902 light in the fridge will not come on when door is opened. The bulb is not burned out.

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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...

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this may or may not help. Most SMART devices forget their SMART functions when your unplug them and wait a few seconds then plug them back in this should reset it!!

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SOURCE: Kenmore cold spot refrigerator freezer

I would look to the condenser where the heat is removed from the refrigeration system for your problem. Check and make sure the condenser fan operates, check the compressor for operation. If the condenser is plugged with dust it will cause the compressor to cycle on its thermal overload protector. Normally in back there is a removable panel to access the condenser and compressor area. make sure you reinstall the cover after you are done. It is critical to proper operation and cooling of the system.

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replace the door cam assy. and door stop.

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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.

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