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Whirlpool refrigerator - Model no. GS6SHAXMQ00 Day 1: Upon

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Whirlpool refrigerator - Model no. GS6SHAXMQ00
Day 1: Upon opening door, interior light made a popping sound and went out, followed by a rattling/ buzzing noise from somewhere low and toward the front of the unit.
Checked bulb, and it was burnt out. Rattle-buzz continued while door is open. Depressing light switch, made it stop. Fridge seems to be operating normally. Put a piece of tape over switch to quiet the noise.
Day 2: Purchased & installed new bulb, but light still not working. Tested new bulb, it is good. Removed tape from switch, noise is gone. Unit still seems to be cooling properly, but lighting circuit in cabinet does not fucntion. Light in freezer is operating properly.
What could be causing the issue with the cabinet light?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 5 months ago.

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With that model this is just wired standard 120 from the power to the unit through the light switch to the light bulbs. It does not connect to the board or anything. So you may have a bad wiring connection somewhere down low possibly. You should check the door switch and see if it is bad and then try to find the source of the noise a wire may be burned out or shorting out causing the noise.

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