Let’s Talk Lights!

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No matter what the appliance is you can guarantee that somewhere inside of it there is a light bulb. Otherwise how would we be able to see our food, clothes, or whatever else is inside the appliance? Like all other light bulbs you use in your home, it is inevitable that at some point that light bulb is going to burn out.  So take a minute to learn how to replace the light bulb in some of your major appliances so you’re not caught in the dark, literally!

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Refrigerator Light Bulb Replacement:
First off, like with all appliance repairs, you’re going to want to unplug your appliance from its power source before starting the repair. Next you will locate your light bulb which will be found under the light shield. Remove the light shield by simply pushing up and pulling down. Then you can remove your old light bulb, turning it counter-clockwise, and discard it. Place your new light bulb back into the socket and reattach your light shield.

Dryer Light Bulb Replacement:
This one is a little bit more complicated than replacing a refrigerators light bulb but it’s still doable for any do-it-yourselfer.

Parts you’ll need:
-1/4 inch nut driver
-Phillips Head Screwdriver

First off, like with all appliance repairs, you’re going to want to unplug your appliance from its power source before starting the repair. Use your Phillips head to remove your heat shield and back panels from the back of the dryer. Open your dryer door and remove the screws located at the top, you can then close the dryer door and lift the door off and set it to the side. Disconnect the wire harnesses on the bottom left hand side. You will then see the light bulb grasp it and rotate it counter clockwise to remove it, then discard the old light bulb. Take your new light bulb and rotate it in clockwise. Then reconnect the wire harnesses, lift and screw the door back into place. Re-screw your back panel and heat shield back into place then reconnect the dryer to its power source!

Range Light Bulb Replacement:
First off, like with all appliance repairs, you’re going to want to unplug your appliance from its power source before starting the repair. Next you will open your range door and unscrew the screws on the glass cover. Then unscrew the burned out light bulb, and discard it. Screw your new light bulb into place as well as your range glass cover. Close the range door and plug your range back into its power source!


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Written By: Claire Begalke

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