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Light bulb I have a Kenmore side by side, do not know model number. Light bulb burned out, bought a new "appliance light bulb" put it in and it started smoking inside the light bulb and then burned out. Is there a specific bulb I should buy?

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  • kanorton Jun 19, 2008

    I got a 40 watt, does that sound right?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Light bulb is not the problem - light will not come on with new bulb

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    light won't come on, tried new bulbs

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Sounds like you got a defective bulb. Make sure it is for 120 volts or thereabouts....not 6 or 12.

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  • Robert Hirst Jun 19, 2008

    Yes. It is possible that you jostled the bulb on installation. It the bulb is a screw bulb, be sure it is installed firmly. Before you put it in, have a look at the socket. Is it clean and bright or dirty? If not clean and bright and with the unit unplugged, use a pencil eraser to clean the contacts. Believe it or not, dirty contacts can burn out a bulb!

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