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Refrigerator lite doesn't work

It's not the bulb, it's not the switch at the bottom of the door.
Is there anything else I should check before I call a repairman?

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This happened to me once... Unplug the fridge, then using a screwdriver, gently lift up on the metal "tab" inside the light socket. This tab is the "hot" conductor, and sometimes can get mushed down so it doesn't contact the base of the bulb. Again, it's the "hot" conductor, so be sure you UNPLUG the fridge before trying it!

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