Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Same problem here. A simple, cheap solution: LED bulbs.
www.ledlight.com has an appliance blub #57896 for 11.99.
Only draws 1.3 watts, read: no heat. So who cares if it stayso n?
These bulbs are supposed to have a 60,000 hour service life.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
I just saved my fridge / home too, smelled what I thought to be an electrical fire when I opened the Trio doors, immediately looked at the bulbs as a probable cause, and sure enough, the base of the bulb sockets were burned-brown and the plastic housing was to hot to touch without a hot-mit.
Unscrewed the bulbs and set aside out of children's reach and combustable materials.
I'm filing a complaint and service repair today. 8/3/08
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
Yup, I'm addting to the list of Kenmore Trio Bottom Freeer refrigerators whose interor lights will not turn off. Same story on the cost-to-repair.
My IT tech say son had a sime, inexpensive answer: replace the buls with LED units. www.ledlights has a 25 lumen unit #57896 that only draws 1.3 watts (read: no heat) for $11.99
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Replacement light socket on 795 and LG trio refrigerators come with a bi-metal that cuts off the lights to prevent this from happening. If you have one repaired that has melted, make sure the socket asm. is replaced with the other melted parts. It will come with the socket, harness and bi-metal. Bi-metal will mount on the top of the metal light cover, just use 2 small metal screws to mount it.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Same here. Bought unit Feb. 07 and then today the unit was hot. Luckily I caught it in time and took the light bulbs out or the whole unit would have melted (as stated in other comments). I'm also printing this page and will file the Consumer Products Safety Commission report as suggested.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
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