Question about Refrigerators
I replaced the appliance light bulb in our Kenmore refrigerator
and two new bulbs won't light up. Is there a fuse for this?
Or do you have any ideas why?
It is a older Kenmore Coldspot model 86793810
There is a tab in the bottom of the light socket that can get bent so that it wont touch the base of the new bulb. unplug your refrig and use a small screw driver and bend the tab back out a little bit so that it will contact the new bulb...
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
Thanks got a new bulb for my fridge put it in and not working . then searched google came across this bent the bottem pin and now light works again thanks guys.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
Thank you to the suggestion of pulling out the tabs at the bottom of the sockets, some strange reason all my lights went out, i put in all new lights and nothing-pulled out the tabs on each one and they work fine
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
I also replaced the light switch and was getting ready to replace the socket when I saw the post to bend the tab in the socket out. Tried that and it worked!
Posted on Nov 09, 2012
I had same issue, replaced with known good bulbs, no luck...bought and installed new switch, no luck (old one was fine)...starting to worry about some board going bad, as the fridge is 21 yrs old. Read on here about the "tab" and pulling it up some. I thought, that's too simple, but IT WORKED!! Should had tried that before I bought the $20 switch. Always leaning..thanks to those who suggested the tab. Bob R, Georgetown, TX
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
Tried this on my old 1970s sears coldspot and it worked!! Woohoo!
Posted on Jun 13, 2015
I am having a problem with my ref..it functions okay, but theres no light when i am open the ref.. before it does... whats wrong with it??? anyone help me what to do???
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Most likely, you never notice the light bulb in your freezer or refrigerator until it is not working. Then it is time to replace the bulb. This is especially important with freezers, which are often in areas with poorer lighting, like basements or garages. Fortunately, the task is a simple one.
1 Unplug the freezer to prevent an accidental shock when you remove the light bulb.
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