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Light bulb won't turn on in fridge.

I have a Kenmore Fridge Model 2535162201 and the other day it
tripped the circuit. I fixed the circuit but the light bulb went out.
I replaced the old one but it still does not work. Everything else on
the fridge works including the light on the bottom. Do you know what is
wrong with the fridge? Is it the light socket that has gone bad?

Kenmore , Refrigerators , Appliances
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Joseph Perez
I know how important it is to have the lights in your refrigerator working properly so that you can see your food items and I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some tips about what may be causing your problem. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 62,642 community points in Kenmore
February 28th, 2011
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Manage My Life
For the refrigerator to trip a circuit breaker something had to short out. A wire probably burned into when it shorted.

If you want to repair the refrigerator, disconnect the power to it and remove the screws that mount the control panel to the top of the refrigerator section.

When you drop the control panel down, you can inspect the light socket and the wires that attach to it.

If the light socket and wires are ok, you can pry the refrigerator light switch out of the cabinet with a small screwdriver and inspect the switch and the wires to it.

If you don't find a problem in the switch or the light socket, I recommend you go to

and get a Sears technician to repair the refrigerator.
by Manage My Life
March 1st, 2011
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Manage My Life
Thank you for your help. I'm glad that we can narrow down the possible causes.
by Manage My Life
March 3rd, 2011
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