4 Quick Checks When The Light Isn't Working In Your Refrigerator

If you are tired of looking for your food in the dark because the light in your refrigerator isn't working properly, here are four quick checks that you can do to fix the light in your refrigerator and shed some more light on your food:

#1 Light Bulb

The first thing you need to check is the light bulb. If the light bulb has burned out, it is not going to work. Unscrew the lightbulb from the assembly and see if the filaments are burned out. If you lightly shake the light bulb and it jingles around, that means that the filament inside of the light bulb is broken and that it needs to be replaced. On the lightbulb, you should be able to see the wattage so you can buy the right replacement bulb. You can also just take the bulb with you to the store and have someone help you find the correct replacement bulb.

#2 Light Assembly

If the light bulb is new or you can tell that it is not burned out, the issue may be the light assembly. It could be defective. Overtime, light assemblies can get loose or rusted, which leads to them not working anymore. The light assembly could also just be straight up defective and just stopped working for no apparent reason. If this is the case, you may need to just purchase a brand new light assembly from the manufacturer, which should include instruction on how to install the assembly. It should be pretty simple to switch out the bulb, but you can always hire a refrigerator technician to do the repair for you.

#3 Light Switch

The third thing that could be happening is the light switch may not be working anymore for the light in your refrigerator. There should be a light switch that activates the light in your fridge. To figure out if the light switch is defective and needs to be replaced, you can use a multi-meter to test it out. If the multi-meter shows a reading for continuity, that the switch is fine. If it doesn't, it needs to be

#4 Door Switch

In addition to a manual light switch, most refrigerators also have a door switch. The door switch is activated and is supposed to turn the light on when the door is open. If this switch needs to be replaced, your light will not turn on when the door is open. You can also use a multi-meter on the door switch to check for continuity to determine if the switch needs to be replaced or not. 

Contact a company like Eco Appliance Service for more information and assistance.