How do you remove the bulb that has burned out. its a whirlpool designerstyle with the freezer on the top. The recepticle for the bulb is really weird its white plastic and has a ridge on the backside. Try as I might I cannot get the bulb to unscrew. Is there some other way that it is supposed to be removed? Seems kinda silly to call a service man for a light bulb change. I don't have a manual. the refrig was in the house when I bought it. any help is appreciated
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Re: Refrigerator light whirlpool designerstyle
Well there is no magic button to push or anything like that some times they get stuck in those plastic holders get a pair of work golves or heavy towel and unplug the unit then just twist it out if the bulb seperates from the base get a pair of needle nose plires and grab it by the base and twist it out
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The model number is probably ed5kvexvb00. The parts diagrams, http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/ed5kvexvb00/1198/0165000.html , show four places with light bulbs. There is one light under the Refrigerator ice dispenser. (It's mounted on the Refrigerator Dispenser Motor Mount. The motor power a shaft through the ice bucket so that might block your view of the light cover.) There is a small 7 W light behind the dispenser control bracket. There is a single light near the top right of the freezer above an air duct clip. Finally there are two bulbs in the refrigerator above the air duct louver in the lower portion of the refrigerator. Use the Refrigerator Liner, Freezer Liner, Motor & Ice Container Parts and the Dispenser Front Parts diagrams above for pictures of the covers for several of the bulbs.
the banging and cracklenoise can be from the defrost element in the freezer side as it heats up it melts the ice on the evaporator it can be a bit nosy. there shouldn't have a burning smell tho get it checked out
Unplug the Whirlpool refrigerator from the electrical outlet. Step 2 Locate the bulb on the inside of the Whirlpool refrigerator. Step 3 Remove the light cover. Usually these just snap off, but, on some models, they may need to be unscrewed. Use your screwdriver to unscrew the light cover retaining screws (if required). Step 4 Unscrew the old light bulb. Step 5 Screw in the new light bulb. Step 6 Replace the light cover. Plug the Whirlpool refrigerator back in. Test your new light bulb. Also note that the below can also work
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Slide the light bulb cover toward the back of the compartment to release it from the light assembly. Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance light bulb(s) no greater than 40 watts. Replace the light bulb cover by inserting the tabs on the cover into the liner holes on each side of light assembly. Slide the cover toward the front until it locks into place.
NOTE: Do not force the cover beyond its locking point; doing so may damage the light cover. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power. To change the freezer light bulb:
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
NOTE: You may need to remove the upper freezer shelf or basket to access the light assembly. The light bulb cover opens from the back. Firmly press forward on the notches in the back of the cover and pull down the cover.
Remove the cover and replace the burned-out bulb with an appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts. Insert the front tabs of the cover into the liner and snap the back portion of the cover over the light assembly. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
these refrigerators are notorious for a bad main/mother-board being bad,especially if recently you had light bulbs have burned out in the refrigerator compartment as this creates a surge on this board and burn the printed circuit trace on the board,it is located in the lower rear of the unit and is housed in a plastic case and if you open the case and look at the board and case there will be a burn spot on the plastic case also
if you recently had light bulbs burn out in the refrige section and now the digital temp read-out is also dark,it will be your control board (motherboard) needs replacement as the bulbs burn out it causes a surge and ruins this board,its located in the lower rear area on the left lower wall in or on the inside back in a plastic case,open the case unplug the wire harnesses and remove the board,it will have some circuit trace burned and the plastic case will be discolored there
may be the light switch or try this unplug refrigerator on screw bulb look in the socket there is a flat side in it the center get a flat screw deiver pull it up a little put back bulb plug unit if it dont light change switch
With sounds like that I would use caution if installing a light bulb there. The sound and description sounds like a short circuit. Did this happen recently? Could you get me the complete model number, for example GS6SHEXN
Let me know, Thanks Sea Breeze