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Old 05-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Fridge light socket burnt


Hi, my fridge light socket got burnt. Where can I buy the socket for fridge lights, and any trick to stablize the socket?

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Fridge light socket burnt


pleae see the pic
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Fridge light socket burnt


That's a goner.

Contact an appliance repair supply house. You can likely order the whole socket. For now, I'd just disconnect and cap any wires to it.
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Fridge light socket burnt


Go on line with the make model and ser. # there's hundreds of repair sites with manuals, info and parts for sale.
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That flexible rubbery socket probably twists out, 1/4 turn counterclockwise as you are looking up at the socket.

With the charring, maybe the bulb that was in there was of too high a wattage.
It looks bad but the socket may be OK as it is, and if the fridge is wired correctly there will be zero volts on that screw shell, so no safety problem.

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