How to Replace the Bulb in a GE Refrigerator
As surely as you expect the sun to rise in the morning, when you open the door to your refrigerator, you expect the light to come on. If the interior light in your GE refrigerator has burned out, replacing it will usually take only a few minutes. Best of all, you won't need any tools to complete the job.
Unplug the refrigerator.
Open the refrigerator door and use your flashlight to locate the burned-out light bulb.
Remove the bulb by unscrewing it in a counter-clockwise manner. After it has been removed, close the refrigerator door.
Examine the old bulb to determine the wattage and whether it is a specially marked 40 watt "appliance" bulb. According to the GE "Knowledge Base" website, most GE refrigerators come equipped with 40-watt appliance bulbs.
Acquire a replacement 40-watt appliance bulb and install it in your refrigerator.
Plug the refrigerator back into the wall outlet. Open the refrigerator door. Your newly replaced refrigerator bulb should be glowing brightly.
Things You Will Need
- Replacement bulb of identical wattage
The GE website indicates that in a pinch, you may substitute a standard 60-watt frosted glass bulb until you can obtain a new appliance bulb.
Rich Finzer earned his boating license in 1960 and started his writing career in 1969. His writing has appeared in "Northern Breezes," "Southwinds," "Living Aboard," "Good Old Boat," "Latitudes & Attitudes," "Small Craft Advisor," "Life in the Finger Lakes," "BackHome" and "Dollar Stretcher" magazines. His maple syrup has won awards in competition. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in communications from Ithaca College.
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