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The fridge light flickers and makes a strange knocking noise when screwed in. I put in a new light hoping that would help, but it didn't work. The mechanism which displays the freezer and fridge setting turns off when bulb screwed in, but comes on again and the noise stops when the bulb is removed from the unit.

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I suspect the main control down by the compressor may be faulty. Without a model number I can't give you specific information, but these controls have a pretty high failure rate. The "knocking" you describe is likely the relay(s) chattering. The board controls every function on the refrigerator, including the turning on of the lights. Have someone screw the bulb in while you are behind the refrig listening down by the compressor area. The control is mounted to the LH side of the compressor in a plastic case.

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