Fridge Light Not Working?
Is your fridge light not working when you open your refrigerator door? This can be caused by a few problems. Check out the top 3 most common problems and how to solve them below. They are all pretty easy to do and don’t require too much repair experience in order to fix.
Why Is My Fridge Light Not Working?
1. The light bulb is burnt out.
The most common reason for your fridge light not working is that the light bulb has burnt out. Similar to any other light bulb, the light bulb has a certain life span. If the light is not turning on when you open the refrigerator, try replacing the light bulb first to see if it solves the problem.
2. The door switch is not working.
If changing the light bulb does not solve the problem, then the door switch may be defective. The door switch’s function is to tell the refrigerator when the door is open or not. When the door is open, it tell the refrigerator that it is OK to turn on the light, but when the door is closed, it tells the refrigerator to turn off the light.
You can check if the door switch is working by checking for continuity. With these types of switches, you should usually observe continuity when the button is not pressed and no continuity when the button is pressed. If it doesn’t have continuity, you should replace the door switch. Check out this handy guide below to find out how to replace the door switch.
3. The light socket is burnt out.
If the light still doesn’t turn on when you open the fridge, the light socket may be burnt out. Look for burn marks or discoloration that would prevent a good connection with the light bulb. Make sure that you have turned off the fridge as this is a powered socket. If you see these problems, you may need to replace the light socket. Check out this handy guide below to find out how to replace the light socket.