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My refrigerator just went black and it sounds like the motor turned off . There are no lights inside so there is no indication that even the freezer is working, The water and ice are working and there are light on the freezer side but you cannot hear the motor.

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  • mamalove93 Jul 16, 2009

    Thank you Benjamin but I don't have an appliance bulb.. and it's too late to go out and find one. The temp panael is on the refrig side not freezer but it seemed as tho the freezer was still working . Anyhow, my appliance guy called , who had just worked on the frig and he told my husband to do something(I don't know) but strange as it may seem, the frig began working within a half hour of going black... I have no idea what happened...a nd it has kept its temp



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Did you try replacing the bulb? Are you sure it isn't just burnt out and the motor just stopped running or has the freezer been warming up and its been off for a long time? If the light isn't just burnt out then the control board sounds like the culprit or the power hot line going to that side is damaged. Otherwise if it is burnt, then you may have a faulty thermostat in the freezer side to start with, but you would need to test it. Let me know how this goes.


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    Benjamin Patri Jul 16, 2009

    Well, good, glad its working, let me know if I can be of any more help



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