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Amana refrigerator model #atb2136ar:popping sound, then a burning smell, and then the light bulb went out.

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A popping sound is a normal sound on frost free refrigerators. A burning smell could indicate a lot of things, a dust build up on the compressor. In your case, since the light went out, it is possible that an electrical wire got damaged.

I suggest to get have a technician check this for your for your own safety.
You can also check on this link.

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