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    How to change a light bulb

    Maybe someone here can tell me what I'm missing or verify that I'm correct, or even that lightbulbs are extrememly defective!

    Anyway, here's the deal. The lone bulb in our fridge finally goes out, prompting my wife to think the whole thing is broken but thats another story. Anyway, I pick up a package with two bulbs in it and try to plug them in. One works, one does not. I initially think that maybe one socket is bad, thus the reason for us only having one light as far back as I can recall. However, when I trade the bulbs out the good one is still good , the bad one still bad. I almost said to heck with it and threw the bad one out. Afterall, we'd had only one forever anyway. But, changed my mind and took them back to Walmart, who took them without questions. So, I buy a new package and return home, hoping to be able to see the leftovers for the first time in a week. I open the package and screw both lights in to find... nothing. NEITHER of the latest two 'new' lights work. So, this brings me to the question. Is there something I am missing that makes this other than a 75% failure rate for these lightbulbs? I'll probbaly just have to take em back AGAIN and try one more time but I am shocked that this is so much work!

    Maybe I put them in backwards.


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Maybe someone else bought a 2-pk of lightbulbs, replaced 2 burnt-out ones, put the burnt-out ones back in the box, and then returned them to Wal-Mart, where they were promptly restocked.



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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Maybe someone else bought a 2-pk of lightbulbs, replaced 2 burnt-out ones, put the burnt-out ones back in the box, and then returned them to Wal-Mart, where they were promptly restocked.
    Shhh, be quiet.


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Maybe someone here can tell me what I'm missing or verify that I'm correct, or even that lightbulbs are extrememly defective!

    Anyway, here's the deal. The lone bulb in our fridge finally goes out, prompting my wife to think the whole thing is broken but thats another story.


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    How many Iowa State fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?



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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Did you make sure it's plugged in?


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    did you install like this?



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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Fortunately both packages were sealed. Glad to see this really doesnt make any sense to anyone else either!


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Fortunately both packages were sealed. Glad to see this really doesnt make any sense to anyone else either!
    It's not new. Most of your posts don't make sense.


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    It's not new. Most of your posts don't make sense.


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Can one assume you checked the wattage of the bulbs and they meet the requirements for your fridge?



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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    Can one assume you checked the wattage of the bulbs and they meet the requirements for your fridge?
    Yes, one can assume this. All typical 40 w fridge bulbs. They arent blowing out or anything, just simply don't work.


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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Fortunately both packages were sealed. Glad to see this really doesnt make any sense to anyone else either!
    It make perfect sense. You probably bought one of the following specialty packs:

    1. Mystery Pack - A random sampling of bulbs in a variety of states of functionality
    2. Budget Pack - Regular light bulbs with this disclaimer: "Bulbs typically have a failure rate of 93%" Thus, you are ahead!
    3. Early Edison Pack - The bulbs work, but only for about 3-5 seconds.

    Either that or you are completely incompetent.



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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Yes, one can assume this. All typical 40 w fridge bulbs. They arent blowing out or anything, just simply don't work.
    Poor contact maybe? Sounds like there could be some corrosion or just a loose connection.



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    Re: How to change a light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    Poor contact maybe? Sounds like there could be some corrosion or just a loose connection.
    If the one out of the first package hadn't worked in both sides I might think so.

    Maybe they are turning on when I CLOSE the door ?
    dang reverse lights anyway


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