How to Change the Light Bulb in GE Freezer [Quick Guide]

If you are looking for tips on how to change the light bulb in a GE freezer, do not look any further. This article will show you what to do.

GE LED A15 Refrigerator Freezer Bulb, 4.5W 350L

How to Change Light Bulb in GE Freezer

The following steps will guide you in replacing the light bulb in your GE freezer:

Step One

Unplug the freezer from the wall outlet or switch off the circuit breaker. This will ensure power is turned off and eliminates the risk of electrocution.

Step Two

Locate the bulb’s position. It is usually situated at the rear wall or the roof of the freezer.

Step Three

Empty and remove the basket directly beneath the light cover for easy access to the shield.

Step Four

Firmly hold the light cover at the upper front edge and pull towards you until the retaining tabs are released. Then, remove the shield by sliding it off.

Step Five

Rotate the bulb anticlockwise to take it out from the light socket. After this, place the new bulb where the old one was and turn it clockwise to lock it into position.

Step Six

Slide the light cover back into position and carefully push the locking tabs into their slots.

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Step Seven

Replace the basket to its position and return the items you removed earlier.

Step Eight

Switch on the circuit breaker or plug back the freezer into the wall socket to restore power.

Note: The light bulb may be hot. And the replacement bulb should be either of the same wattage or slightly lower wattage.

Where Is the Light Bulb in a GE Freezer?

The light bulb of a GE freezer is usually located on the roof or the rear wall of the freezer. And it is always enclosed in a light shield.

The location of the freezer light bulb may vary depending on the refrigerator’s model. However, locating the light bulb is usually not difficult since the light ray sells out its position.

You can always use the user manual to get this information.

How to Remove GE Refrigerator Light Bulb Cover

To remove the light bulb cover in a GE refrigerator, do the following:

1. Locate the Light Bulb Cover

The light bulb cover is located where the light bulb is and a GE refrigerator has four bulbs. One is in the freezer, two in the fresh food compartment, and another in the water dispenser.

While three of these bulbs have light covers, one does not. The bulbs in the freezer and the fresh food compartments have light covers, but the one in the dispenser does not.

The light cover in the freezer can be found at either the rear wall or the roof. And the light covers in the refrigerating section are located in the compartment’s roof and above the bottom drawer.

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2. Remove the Light Cover

Empty and remove the basket directly beneath the light cover for easy access to the shield. Then, firmly hold the light cover at the upper front edge and pull towards you until the retaining tabs are released. Then, remove the shield by sliding it off.

For other models like the GE Profile Arctica, unscrew the light cover using a Phillips screwdriver before sliding it off.

Here is a video showing how to remove the light bulb cover…

Important Note

Disconnect power by unplugging the refrigerator before carrying out any repairs. Also, connect the appliance back to the power source after the repair to test the refrigerator.

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