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Lightbulb burned hole in top of Kenmore Refrigerator Md#53602l

The light bulb went out on my Kenmore Model# 253.65953602, and when I removed it I noticed it had burned a whole in the top of my refrigerator. The bulb was very hard to remove and it looked like it was touching the top of refrigerator. I tried to turn the bulb holder to see if I could position it pointed down but it does not move. I do have a 3 year extended warranty and the repair man is to come out next week, I was wondering if this has happened to any one else that has purchased this model? It could be a real fire hazzard. I have not found a recall on this model. How would a problem like this be repaired? Thanks for any information

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easy fix my man. couple of possibilities: 1) the fresh food gets cold air from the freezer via the vents where the water has been coming out. the water has frozen up in the vents and is blocking the airflow. the reason the water was coming out in the first place is a slow drain. open up the evaporator cover inside the freezer. get all the ice out of there and clear the drain. a little bleach will kill the gunk that made the drain flow slowly.
2) you have a defrost issue and the coil is loaded up with frost causing no airflow to the fresh food section. check the defrost heater limit and timer. none of these repairs should be over 150. but thats in lawton ok. if you live in L.A. or NYC get the wty.

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SOURCE: Freezer too cold--refrigerator too warm

If the cold control is not adjusting the temp when you move it, that can be part of the problem.
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The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Trio lights staying on melting the bulb housing

The service guy just left after fixing our unit. I found this thread, called in the complaint this morning that our housing was melting (and the food on the top shelf was HOT...had to toss out some melon), and mentioned SF46-515. To my surprise they sent out a repairman this afternoon, he replaced the bulb assembly, replaced the controller board, and ordered a new bulb cover (he didn't have one). Total cost to me: $0.

The new bulb assembly includes a thermostat...if it gets hot due to the bulbs being on too long the thermostat shuts them off. The first person who answered the phone seemed to be in an overseas call center (just a guess), and when I mentioned the SF number he put me through to an American person (based on the accent) who set up the service call. No muss, no fuss.

Anyone having this problem, call the service number on your manual and mention the SF46-515. LG apparently has agreed to fix this problem whenever it occurs. No time limit, per the service guy. I am satisfied with the service I received today.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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