Frigidaire Refrigerator Bulb [Issues & Solutions]

You don’t find a Frigidaire refrigerator bulb developing problems easily. But if it does, it is important to fix them. And that is what this article helps you to do.

Frigidaire 241552802 Light Bulb

How to Replace Frigidaire Refrigerator Light Bulb – Quick Guide

To replace the light bulb in a Frigidaire refrigerator, follow the steps below.

Light Bulb Behind the Control Panel of the Refrigerator

Step 1

Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power. Then, put on work gloves.

Step 2

Remove the light cover over the bulb. Just grab the back of the cover, pull it out, and release the locking tabs there.

Step 3

Rotate the cover to turn it down and bring it forward so the locking tabs at the front can release.

Step 4

Turn the old bulb to remove it and replace it with the new one. Make sure it fits your refrigerator model and is the correct wattage.

Put the light cover back in place and reconnect the refrigerator to electric power.

Light Bulb at the Top Inside Corner of the Freezer

Step 1

Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power. Then, put on work gloves.

Step 2

Remove the light cover over the bulb. Just grab the back of the cover, pull it out, and release the locking tabs there.

Step 3

Rotate the cover to turn it down and bring it forward so the locking tabs at the front can release.

Step 4

Turn the old bulb to remove it and replace it with the new one. Make sure it fits your refrigerator model and is the correct wattage.

Put the light cover back in place and reconnect the refrigerator to electric power.

Models with Light Bulb Behind the Crisper Drawers

Step 1

Disconnect the refrigerator from electric power. Then, put on work gloves.

Step 2

Lift the drawers up a little while pulling them past the stop point in order to remove them.

Step 3

Once the bulbs become visible, pull them out and fix the replacements into the holders. Ensure the bulbs are the correct wattage and type for this refrigerator type.

Step 4

To replace the drawers, slide them onto their tracks while you lift them up a little. Then, reconnect the refrigerator to electric power.

This video shows how to replace the bulb in a Frigidaire top-freezer refrigerator model…

Frigidaire Refrigerator Light Bulb Melted – Solved

Simply buy a new socket for the bulb and a new bulb, remove the old bulb with its socket, and fix the new socket and bulb. Remove the temperature control assembly with a small screwdriver, the flat blade type, so you can take the socket out.

To avoid this problem, use bulbs that are the correct wattage. Usually, the wattage should be 40, not more. Using a higher wattage causes too much heat which can melt the light socket or cause an explosion.

However, this may be a factory problem as there may not be enough insulation on the bulb’s base. If the bulb becomes hot, the base begins to melt and eventually causes the gas in the bulb to leak.

Duct tape may provide some insulation to prevent such issues. So try the type that is sticky on one side and silver on the other. Do not go for the fiber type.

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Frigidaire Refrigerator Light Bulb Not Working – What to Do

If you find that the light bulb in your Frigidaire refrigerator is not working, do the following:

1. Check the Bulb

The bulb may have burned out. So, change the bulb and see what happens. If it works, you know the bulb alone was faulty. Do this before checking any other part.

2. Check the Light Socket

The light socket is the part to which you fix the bulb. Test it with a multimeter to determine whether or not it is receiving power.

If it is receiving power yet a good bulb doesn’t work on it, replace the socket. The same applies if it is not receiving power.

3. Check the Light Switch

Run a continuity test on the switch that controls the light bulb using a multimeter. If there is no continuity in the switch, replace it.

4. Check the Light Assembly

The entire assembly may be faulty, causing the bulb not to work. You may want to test individual parts but if you are going to replace any, you are going to replace the entire assembly. This is because you may not get individual replacement parts.

5. Check the Door Switch

The door switch determines whether or not the light stays on. When activated, the light bulb comes on. Check it for continuity using a multimeter. If you find no continuity even when it is activated, replace the switch.

You may also want to check the light board. It controls how the light in the refrigerator works. See if it is receiving enough voltage. If it is and no other part of the light assembly is defective, consider replacing the board.

Don’t replace it if you are not sure. Hire a qualified service agent to check the board to determine if it needs a replacement.

What Kind of Light Bulb Goes for a Frigidaire Refrigerator?

A 40-watts light bulb is ideal for a Frigidaire refrigerator. The user manual for the unit details what wattage to use and how to fix the light bulb. If you use a wattage higher than the recommended one, it creates a fire hazard.

Important Notes…

These steps to fix a Frigidaire refrigerator bulb issues apply to all types and models. But if you don’t find steps to fix your model here, contact Frigidaire for assistance.

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Ensure you unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet to which it is connected before you begin repairs. If you cannot reach it, turn off the circuit breaker that controls the unit.

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