Lec EL551AW fridge bulb


Hi
the bulb blow so i got a replacement which does not light. now being a competent electronics design engineer i worked out its either the door switch contacts or internal wiring somewhere.
anyone taken one of these apart to gain access to the top? i emailed lec a week ago but no reply and yes the fridge is ok. just disconcerting when you open the door and no light.
Mark
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or possibly you bought a duff bulb... worth checking.

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I did say "competent electronics design engineer", first thing i did was to check it before and after fitting.
Mark
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:-) Different animal to an electrician though. Does it have an inline fuse? TonyB
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fuse?
I know when we were at college (early 1980's) they called us sparkies! and yes we did do some work with over 5 volts.
the bulb its self is fused but i have not pulled the fridge out from under its hole as yet. just hoped someone here had been in to one before.
Mark
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First suspect would be the lampholder itself
Peter
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Hi Peter
After a few hours hair pulling i got the lamp holder off and found 1 of the blades (neutral side) needed a slight bend to make contact. very crude lamp holder the screw thread is brass but isolated so the bulb relies on side pressure to make contact and a typical brass contact for the tip of the bulb. Not sure how long the tweak will last but if it goes again I'll get a new SES holder as there is plenty of room in the light housing.
All working now.
Mark
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