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Front light will not work

I cannot get the top cover off inside the refer door to check for broken wires to the light bulb socket. Yes the bulb is good, the bottom light works and the wiring diagram shows that they are connected together. I took out the two 1/4" hex screws behind the cover but cannot figure out what else is holding it in place.
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Re: front light will not work

Before you go any farther stop. Unplug the refrigerator for the wall receptacle then look into the light socket (use a mirror if necessary), now see that contact point in the bottom of the socket? Raise that contact point to where it will ouch the bulb when you screw it back in. Now screw in the bulb plug in the refrigerator and open the door. Did I do OK ?

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

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1.) The light bulb is a special bulb designed to operated in cold temperatures. Some food markets carry them. They cost $10.00-$12.00 each. A normal household bulb will fail.

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