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The light bulb in the refrigerator (bottom) went out on Saturday, shortly after I felt cold air coming out and heard the louder than usual sound from the refrigerator section. So far the freezer (top section) seems to be working. I feel outside the refrigerator is too cold as if cold air is coming out, and the inside was not as cold as it should be. And the ice maker in the freezer has not worked for awhile.

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  • youngyunsumm Jun 01, 2009

    Thank you for your advice. I just tested with a dollar bill, and the door seems to hold it OK. I am still wondering what caused the light bulb pop. However, I am pleasantry surprised that the refrigerator feels cooler for me to leave now.
    I would still appreciate if you could figure out why the ice maker stopped making ice. Someone said the water line might be clogged. What do you suggest?
    Than you.

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Hi there,

If you find the unit was not completely cooling inside and sometimes its not workin this could be due to problems with the door. Ideally, the climate inside a refrigerator would never be broken, and the unit could maintain a steady temperature all the time.

Sometimes it happen that the refrigerator gasket (usually a rubber seal around the door) becomes hard or cracked, its seal is broken, and the unit's efficiency drops sharply.
You can test it by placing a dollar bill between the gasket and the door jamb by closing the door. Pull out the $ bill, if it gives some resistance, means the gasket works properly. If the bills comes right out, or fall out, this means that you have a faulty door gasket and you should replace.

Test the door on several locations around the door to check the door for leakage.

Hope this initial info helps.

Let me know for further clarifications

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