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Interior bulb heating up

The internal bulb in the refrigerator overheated and melted the plastic enclosure holding it. The bulb is generating lot of heat spoiling the food contents below it. Solution appreciated.
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LG has had an issue with this and has re designed the lamp cover and the lamp holder itself. contact your nearest parts supplier with your model and re order this part and you will receive the new upgraded cover.

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MY REFRIGERATOR LIGHT IS DOING THE SAME THING TOO LIGHT STAYS ON HOW DO YOU FIX IT

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