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Light inside does not work, even after putting in a new bulb. Could it be a bad door switch. If so, can I replace it. How do I replace it?

My light inside the fridge stopped working. Even when I put a new bulb in it does not work. Could it be a bad switch? If so, can I replace it? CAn I get the part? How do I do the repair? Thank you, Dan Johnson

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It probably is a bad switch, in most firdge the switch is installe in a pop-lock construction. maybe the spring inside the switch is busted. Also please check the bulb you bought. it should be rated for refrigerators or else it wont work.

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