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Fridge light keeps flickering/goes on and off. Does bulb need replacing or could it be an electrical wiring problem?

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It's the door switch. Replacing it will fix the flickering.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

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SOURCE: Fridge Light - you posted

Your bulb is shorted out internally. Try another bulb. Please post as as helpful if so.TY

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: The light on the fridge side is out and there is a buzzing sound

Try shutting down your unit, unplug it from the wall and wait a few minutes - plus it back in and turn on see if it solves the problem otherwise you may have a faulty board.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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