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Light bulb won't work

My refrigerator was left ajar overnight and the light bulb went out. Two light bulbs later, it won't come back on. I tested the light bulbs and they are okay. Any suggestions?

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Use a VOM(meter) and check for power to the bulb receptacle. If no power,
Remove and test the door switch.

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