Why a Refrigerator Light Keeps Going Out

September 9, 2019
Refrigerator Repair

Having to replace a refrigerator light bulb every few years is something you should anticipate having to do. However, having to replace a refrigerator light bulb every few weeks because it burns out or even explodes? Well, that’s not normal and is a sure sign that you have a problem. If your refrigerator light bulb keeps going out or has even exploded, here is why.

Incorrect Wattage

You need to consult your owner’s manual to make sure you are getting the correct wattage of the bulb when you make a replacement. If you use the incorrect wattage in your refrigerator, it could overload the electrical socket, causing the bulb to burn out frequently or even causing the bulb to explode.

Light Is On All The Time

You will want to check to make sure that the light actually turns off when the switch is depressed when the door is closed. If the switch does not turn off the light when the door is closed, it can cause a huge amount of strain on the light socket. This leads to faster burnout, overheating, and can lead to the bulb exploding.

Socket Issues

If all the above checks out, then the last culprit is the electrical socket itself. It could be malfunctioning and sending too much electricity to the bulb. You will likely want to just replace the light socket if it is constantly exploding or burning out light bulbs. If everything above checked out, then this is the only cause that is left.

If you are not comfortable replacing the light socket or have other serious refrigerator problems, contact us today to see what Central Valley Appliance can do to help. We can get your refrigerator or any other malfunctioning appliance up and running quickly so you don’t need to worry about it.


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