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How to Replace a Bulb in a Hotpoint Refrigerator

Dale Yalanovsky

Just like any light bulb, the one in your Hotpoint refrigerator will burn out eventually. Keep in mind that you'll need to buy a special appliance bulb that is built heavier so it can withstand the cold inside of a refrigerator. A regular bulb will work, but it won't last very long, and you will be replacing it soon after putting it in.

Step 1

Turn the refrigerator off by unplugging the unit from the wall.

Step 2

Open the door of your Hotpoint and locate the bulb holder. It should be at the back of the refrigerator, and will have a plastic diffuser as a cover.

Step 3

Remove the cover by pinching both the top and the bottom to unlatch the plastic clips. Pull the cover out and away.

Step 4

Unscrew the bulb from the socket in a counterclockwise rotation, and replace with another appliance bulb. Screw it is clockwise until it seats firmly. The bulb generally will be in the 10-watt to 15-watt range.

Step 5

Snap the plastic cover back on and plug the refrigerator back into the wall. Open and close the door a few times to make sure the bulb works.