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How to Replace Fridge Bulbs

Replacing a Fridge Lamp

If your fridge light has burned out, replacing it is a simple and quick process. Here are the steps to follow to remove and replace a fridge lamp.

Before we begin…

  1. Disconnect the appliance from any power supply and isolate the supply so it cannot be accidentally reconnected while you are working on it.
  2. Wear gloves! While appliances are nice and smooth on the exterior and pose no risk to cuts etc, the inside of appliances can be extremely sharp as they are not designed for consumers hands to be inside the machine.
  3. If you are not confident in attempting any repair to a domestic appliance, then call an expert.

Materials needed:

  • Replacement Fridge Lamp


  1. Locate the light bulb: The location of the light bulb may vary depending on the make and model of your fridge. Generally, the light bulb is located at the top of the fridge compartment and is covered by a plastic or glass casing.
  2. Remove the cover: To access the light bulb, you need to remove the cover that covers it. Depending on the model of your fridge, the cover may be secured in place by clips or screws. Carefully remove the cover by pulling it out or unscrewing the screws.
  3. Remove the old bulb: Once you have access to the light bulb, gently twist it counterclockwise to remove it from the socket. If the bulb is difficult to remove, use a cloth or glove to grip it and twist it out.
  4. Check the wattage: Before installing a new light bulb, check the wattage rating of the old bulb. The wattage rating is usually printed on the bulb. Make sure the replacement bulb has the same wattage rating as the old one.
  5. Install the new bulb: Take the new bulb and insert it into the socket. Twist it clockwise until it is secure.
  6. Replace the cover: Once the new bulb is installed, replace the cover by snapping it back into place or screwing it back in.
  7. Plug the fridge back in: Once you have completed the replacement, plug the fridge back in and test the light to make sure it is working.

That’s it! By following these simple steps, you can easily remove and replace a fridge lamp. Remember, always unplug your fridge before performing any maintenance to avoid electrical hazards.

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