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How To: Tell if your fridge if your fridge light really goes out.
First, examine the symptoms:
a) the cream in your Black Russian curdles before the "Best Before" date.
b) that unusually steep electrical bill.
c) your blue cheese isn't Roquefort.
Your fridge light may be staying on. Â That little plunger thingee on the fridnge door frame is a mechanical device. Â Those never last forever. Â You probably do NOT want to get inside and close the door, and here are some other lame methods that are not good ideas.
i) Put a camcorder inside the fridge for a few hours and then replay at fast forward looking for light.
ii) Turn off everything else in the house and see if the electric meter slows down when the fridge is closed.
iii) Troubleshoot the problem with your Day-Glo Frisbee, also known as fun without results.
1. Get up in the morning.
2. Â Quickly open the fridge and feel the bulb.
3. Â Is is warm? Â If so, it has been on.
Some fridge are designed so that the light cut-off switch is depressed by the door gasket rather than the metal frame. Â If so, inspect the gasket for wear and glue a matching size of wood or other durable material at the switch contact location. Â Also, make certain you don't have more than a 15 watt bulb, and I get good results with a 7-1/2 watt (but they can be hard to find).
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Source: Tales From The Trailer Courtâ„˘ .
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This article written May 7, 2010.