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Refrigerator light whirlpool designerstyle

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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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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My whirlpool fridge similar looking to Whirlpool GR2FHMXV Top Freezer Refrigerator has been making a big bang noise many times in a day. Tonight it has a burning smells. Please advise?


the banging and crackle noise 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

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HOW TO CHANGE THE LIGHT BULB IN THE REFRIGERTOR


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To change a light bulb in the refrigerator, remove the plastic cover that covers the light bulb. This cover should just pop off by simply squeezing the cover gently. Look at the bulb to see how many watts it is and the type of bulb you can buy a new bulb at any home improvement centre. Insert the new light bulb and replace the cover.

If the light on the refrigerator is not working after changing the bulb, unplug the refrigerator. Using a screwdriver, gently pop out the push-button collar on the inside side wall of the refrigerator. There will be two wires connected to the push button switch. Remove the two wires and replace the switch. You can purchase this part at any appliance repair centre that carries parts. Make sure you write down the model and make of your refrigerator and take the information with you before attempting to purchase parts.


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How to change light bulb in refrigerator


Hello,

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.

Good luck in applying the solution


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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

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I would stick with an appliance bulb. The glass in those is more resistant to extreme temperature changes.

Your problem sounds like it could be that the door switch has burned/corroded contacts.

If you have a continuity meter you can remove the switch and test it to see if it's working.

BUT, FIRST, TURN OFF THE BREAKER TO THE FRIDGE!!!!

If you don't get continuity thru it, soak it in rubbing alcohol for about an hour. Let it dry for about an hour, and test it. If it's still not working, replace it.

If you need help with the continuity testing, let me know.

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All I did was soder a wire between the 2 points that path was connecting and *BINGO* the lights are back on!

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