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Whirlpool Home Appliances

How to Check or Replace the Light Bulb or Indicator Light

Has the light bulb burned out or loose in the socket?

Check to see if the light bulb is loose, tighten if needed.  If the bulb needs to be replaced, be sure to replace with an appliance bulb of same size, shape and wattage (no greater than 40 watts).  Not all appliance bulbs will fit your freezer. For instructions on how to Change the Light Bulb see your Use and Care Guide.  

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.

This part can be ordered at our Purchase Genuine Parts site.

To replace the indicator light (on some models): 

NOTE: Please review your Use and Care Guide for specific instructions for your model. 

  1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
  2. Carefully snap out light cover and assembly with a screwdriver by inserting the edge of the screwdriver under the metal edge of the light cover.

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  3. Unplug burned out signal light and replace it with a new one.
  4. Snap light cover and assembly into place.
  5. Plug in freezer or reconnect power.

This part can be ordered at our Purchase Genuine Parts site.

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