My refrigerator light bulb has burnt out and I need to find a replacement. What is the easiest way to find the light bulb for my refrigerator? It is dark in my fridge.
The type of the light bulb in your refrigerator is typically a 40-watt appliance bulb with a standard base. There are different types of light bulbs that can be used to replace the one in your refrigerator, such as LED or incandescent bulbs.
Types of Refrigerator Light Bulbs
When choosing a bulb for your refrigerator, it’s important to check the wattage and voltage requirements. Most Amana, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kenmore, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool refrigerators require a bulb with a wattage between 10 and 40 watts and a voltage of 110-140 volts.
The best thing to do is remove the light bulb from your refrigerator and check the markings and information on it. Use that info to find a new replacement bulb for your fridge. Type the bulb info online to find the exact match bulb to perfectly fit in your refrigerator. If you buy a replacement bulb and if the bulb base fits, it will work in any refrigerator. Refrigerators bulbs are relatively universal.
Check the size of the bulb to ensure that it fits into the socket in your fridge. Most require a bulb shape size type A15 and bulb base E26. Be aware that some newer refrigerators will use an LED bulb. You can switch from an incandescent bulb to LED if you choose.
Here are part numbers for replacement refrigerator light bulbs for Amana Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kenmore, KitchenAid, and Whirlpool refrigerators: 0B00300199, 0B00300299, 0B00300399, 2252969, 2252970, and 2255743 refrigerator light bulbs.
Incandescent bulbs are the most traditional type of bulb used in refrigerators. They are inexpensive and emit a warm yellowish light. However, incandescent bulbs are not very energy-efficient, and they have a relatively short lifespan compared to other types of bulbs.
LED bulbs are the most energy-efficient and long-lasting type of appliance light bulb. They emit a bright, white light and are available in various color temperatures. LED bulbs are more expensive than incandescent or halogen bulbs, but are an excellent in terms of energy savings and longevity.
Replacing a Refrigerator Light Bulb
Here is how to replace a light bulb in your refrigerator, simplified. Remember to always unplug your refrigerator before starting and be gentle when handling the bulb and socket to avoid any damage.
1. Unplug the refrigerator: Before you begin, make sure to unplug the refrigerator from the power source. This is important for your safety and also to prevent any electrical damage.
2. Locate the light bulb: The location of the light bulb may vary depending on your refrigerator model. Check your owner’s manual or do a quick online search to find out where it’s located.
3. Remove the cover: Most refrigerator light bulbs are covered by a plastic or glass cover. To remove it, simply twist it counterclockwise or pry it off with a flat tool, such as a screwdriver.
4. Remove the old bulb: Once you have access to the bulb, gently twist it counterclockwise to remove it from its socket. Be careful not to break the bulb or damage the socket.
5. Insert the new bulb: Take your new bulb and insert it into the socket, gently twisting it clockwise until it’s securely in place.
6. Replace the cover: Once the new bulb is in place, replace the cover by twisting it clockwise or snapping it back into place.
7. Plug in the refrigerator: Finally, plug your refrigerator back into the power source and make sure the new light bulb is working properly.
How to replace light in refrigerator?
When choosing a refrigerator light bulb, consider factors such as size, wattage, base type, brightness, color temperature, energy efficiency, and lifespan.