Tried to change light bulb. Instructions say squeeze tabs. There is only 1 tab. Went back to Curry's. They looked at their fridge. Only 1 tab and doesnt move. Got it off by yanking cover from the back. We had a go and it worked. Came home and tried ours but doesnt move.
There must be a simple way to remove cover? Light isnt important except we need it to see if the fridge is working. Please help.
We still cant get the cover off but as the fridge is only 1 month old I dont feel I should pay anything. In any case I'm not sure whether your sign means pounds, euros or dollars?
We are getting our son-in-law to come round next week and use brute force. We certainly shant buy any Whirlpool products again!
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Depends on the make/model. Some are held in place with screws, some are "snap-in" (held in place with tabs that are part of the cover, and may require gentle compression of tabs or cover with flat-blade screwdriver to loosen/release their hold), while others have a small latch which is part of one edge of cover (so when it's squeezed towards the cover, the cover will swing away, pivoting on tabs which are part of the opposite end of cover from latch -- look on the back of your TV remote at the battery cover for a good example of this last type).
1)the door switch is defective and not sending power to light socket
2) the small tab in the light socket is not contacting the bulb (the tab contacts the bulb at the bottom of the bulb) i have found that to be the case numberous times and what i have done to fix it is UNPLUG THE REF then have taken a small flatblade screwdriver and bent the tab so it makes better contact with the bulb since the cold temps will over time cause the metal of the tab to deform
I am assuming we are talking about a compartment light. Most every brand the light over has lock in tabs that you release with your fingers by GENTLY squeezing the light bulb cover from one side. Only one side will unlatch. The other side is locked and you have to pivot the cover to about a 40 Deg angle to remove it. Grip the socket so it does NOT flex, unscrew the bulb and install the new bulb. To reinstall the cover... tilt it to align the locked tabs and then GENTLY squeeze the cover again to engage the last 2 tabs.
If you need model specific information we need your model number please. The information above should help you accomplish the light bulb change.
Replacing Light Bulbs To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before replacing light bulb. After replacing light bulb, reconnect power. To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following: • Allow light bulb to cool. • Wear gloves when replacing light bulb. Fresh Food Section (style of light shield varies) 1. Slide clear light shield toward back of compartment to release from light assembly. 2. Remove light bulbs. 3. Replace with appliance bulbs no greater than 40 watts. 4. Replace light bulb cover by inserting tabs on light shield into liner holes on each side of light assembly. Slide shield toward front of refrigerator until it locks into place. Do not force shield beyond locking point. Doing so may damage light shield. Freezer (style of light shield varies) 1. Reach behind the light cover. 2. With firm pressure, press forward on the notches at the back of the cover and pull down the cover will open from the back. 3. Remove the cover. 4. Remove light bulb 5. Replace bulb with appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts. 6. Insert front tabs of light cover into slots in freezer liner and snap rear portion over light assembly until rear tab engages.
the base of light bulbs vary from different manufactures and sometimes they do not seat all the way. unplug your refrig and try to look into the lite socket. you will see a brass tab in the bottom of the socket simply use a small pick or flat tip srew driver and pull the tab down a little bit then reinstall the bulb plug the fridg back up and it should work.
there is a tab in the bottom of the light socket that can get bent so that it wont touch the base of the new bulb. unplug your refrig and use a small screw driver and bend the tab back out a little bit so that it will contact the new bulb...