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The bulbs got so hot, it melted the lens over them.....the inside of the fridge was so hot it melted the butter and exploded the tubed biscuits

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Are the correct bulbs being used in the fridge? You can't just use 'any'. And of course they should be turning off when the door is closed. You can download the manual for your model from several sites that have them, like manualsonline dot com, and others.

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This is normal. There is a heater in this panel to stop condensation sweating between the doors.

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Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Light bulb stays on in Kenmore Elite fridge Model # 795.77559600

I had the same problem with a kenmore elite fridge and recieved the same response from Sears customer service!!! File a complaint with your local BBB. Sears contacted me within the day and sending out a tech at their expense only after the complaint was filed. Good luck. Elana

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Why were Bulbs so hot they melted the lens and melted butter.


most likely door was left open or door switch is faulty leaving light on when door was closed. also check bulb for proper wattage while your in there

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I have this Kenmore elite 795.77563600 refr that has a strange problem. The Lite bulbs in the refrigerator section, when the doors or door is opened...these lights get real hot...and I mean real HOT..!...


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That sounds as if the light switch is stuck open so even when the door is closed the lights aren't going off.The ligth switch is in the top hinge cover avove the door and i suspect it should be replaced.

The part number for that light switch is 6600JB3007B that refrigerator is built by LG for sears and thier are only a few select places to purchase the switch from. The only 2 places i know of are of course Sears since they will always sell replacement parts from their Kenmore name brand and a online parts site... repairclinic.com


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Elite trio, 795.755 Refrigerator light stays on, getting hot. Refrigerator space warming up to 45 degrees. Pressing in both door switches gives no clue. Both feel smooth.


Some of these Kenmore Elite refrigerators built by LG have a design defect that has been the subject of a class action settlement. The interior lights stay on even if the doors are shut, turning the refrigerator interior into a version of the child's Easy Bake oven toy. There are many cases where plastic interior parts of the refrigerator got so hot they melted. I replaced the 60W incandescent bulbs with 7 Watt LED bulbs just in case. The LED bulbs will not get hot enough to harm anything even if left on indefinitely.
This model also has problems with the wires inside the door (water dispenser side) The wires break inside the door and are not replaceable. I ran new wires through the interior and bypassed the broken wires to avoid buying a whole new door.

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I am also experiencing the same overheating burning of the lighting unit inside my Kenmore Elite Trio refrigerator (Model# 795.77549600). I bought it in 12/2006 and it now has developed this problem. If I...


TO: lizlansingtx - I also bought my elite in 2006 and now in 2010 my light would have caused a fire last night. My entire fridge was hot and the light is melting off....infact, it is all burned inside the light - the entire bulb sockets and wires!!! Please tell me what your solution was?!?!? please email me at nrizzo1@yahoo.com

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I have a Kenmore Elite stainless steel three door refrigeator I bought it oct 07 at sears. This am I got up opened the refrigerator door and it was hot inside I think maybe the door was ajar over nite can...


Do you recall if the door opened easier than normal that morning? its possible, but not likely, that the door was open, but its kind of hard to make those frech doors stay open even partially. you may have a bad light switch not shutting light off. is any of the plastic around the light bulb melted?
I have to think its something with the light bulb, since you say it was hot inside. thats a far cry from the not really cold i normally hear from my customers.

some french door fridges use a sort of finger mechanism located at the top outer corner of doors, if this breaks, the doors might not close easily by themselves, or worse, not stay open. without personal inspection, i cant give definitive answer

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My 2003 kenmore elite french door fridge made noise for several days, then died. Repairman said it was compressor...expensive repair, so I bought new fridge. Old fridge came back to life 48 hours after...


I bet the bearings in your compressor are bad. The compressor will run and heat up but after getting hot it won't always restart. Most of the time it happens with Tecumseh compressors.

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Light bulb stays on in Kenmore Elite fridge Model # 795.77559600


I had the same problem with a kenmore elite fridge and recieved the same response from Sears customer service!!! File a complaint with your local BBB. Sears contacted me within the day and sending out a tech at their expense only after the complaint was filed. Good luck. Elana

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LG Design defect - Light stayed on and melted the fridge.


yes, contact LG for this known problem. it's a circuit board defect. the tech should replace both bulbs w/lower wattage, plastic bulb lens, lens surround and bulb sockets themselves. be sure to have your fridge model # and serial # handy.

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