How to replace the fridge light

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Ethanpeng, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Tilt

    Tilt Member

    So ........................... How many forum members does it take to replace a light bulb???????????

    Or don't we know yet, Lol
  2. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    One who knows what he is doing (me).
    About five more that don’t even read the solution before putting in spurious and incorrect suggestions.
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  3. Severntrent

    Severntrent Screwfix Select

    I think you need to take the back and top covering off and access it externally, that makes 6
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  4. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Active Member

    1 to discover the bulb needs replacing
    1 to decide what type of bulb is required
    1 to decide if its a standard or led bulb
    1 to find the best price for the bulb
    1 to relay instructions to dismantle the fitting and fit the bulb
    1 to sit and read through the posts to check for smelling miscakes and drink tea.

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  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Get a new fridge

    Order online

    Have it delivered

    Many firms will ‘instal’ and take away the old one (may be an environmental charge for this)

    New fridge will come complete with a light that works (more than likely now LED)

    You know this is gonna be easier and makes perfect sense

    Just now to decide on which model :)
  6. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Active Member

    That's all very well but what if the fridge is actually a freezer that doesn't have a light but the owner thinks the lights broken ?
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  7. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    And 12 months warranty. :D:D
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  8. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Just really needs the OP to open the instruction book - where everything they need to know is written. But never mind. Perhaps this forum us the 4th emergency service!

    There are people who phone 999 because they’ve run out of milk.
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  9. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Active Member

    999 for milk ? I hope they got a rollocking for calling because thy had no milk, if it was about hobnobs I could understand....
    You may find the user doesn't have the manual for a fridge because its still in the plastic bag along with the ice tray that is still in the drawer and frozen solid.
  10. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    But we can sure sell you the concept of darkness.
  11. Ethanpeng

    Ethanpeng Member

    So I am a lazy pig, am I? People do get anxious when they come across sth new. The lesson is to to calm down and think a little bit before asking for help even if there a lot nice people out here ready to give help for nothing. May God bless all your guys. Thank you all!
  12. Ethanpeng

    Ethanpeng Member

    I have found out from the cover picture, many thanks
  13. tina lucinda lane

    tina lucinda lane Screwfix Select

    My 2 cents if it's an ses (small edison screw) go to your local £ shop buy an led candle bulb and fit leave cover off as likely won't fit over new bulb (did this for a friend who had an old fridge freezer with no cover anyway also did his chest freezer that the cover did fit over as the cold was forever blowing fillment bulbs £ shop led candle never blew again 20years on both still lighting up fine
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  14. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Screwfix Select

    Leave it and buy a torch
  15. Banallsheds

    Banallsheds Active Member

    The cold should not do that. Must be some other reason.
  16. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Maybe the currents were out of date? :D
  17. Tilt

    Tilt Member

    Believe it or not I travelled from Nottingham to Lincoln (few years ago now) to sort a fridge out in the staff canteen in Lidl as someone had reported it not working...........

    You guessed it, it was just the bulb had blown..... Full days pay plus fuel allowance just to replace a fridge bulb, Lol.
  18. tina lucinda lane

    tina lucinda lane Screwfix Select

    A filament bulb even one as low as a few Watts generates heat a freezer is generally sub zero temps think logically heat up followed by rapid chill (like fast blast frezze cold) sooner or later will reduce lifespan of filament hence faster blowing
  19. Ethanpeng

    Ethanpeng Member

    Always have some easy money but don't laugh the God looks after you.
  20. Tilt

    Tilt Member

    But some cars headlights have filament bulbs do they not???
    And some of them cars live in countries with temperatures that are sub zero / even well below zero, and they work just fine I believe......
    I could be wrong... But yes, LED, why wouldn't ya.

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