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Refrigerator - Selecting Appropriate Light Bulbs

Most GE refrigerators (fresh food and freezer) use 40 watt appliance bulbs. Some models use a 60 watt bulb. This is not an appliance bulb, but an incandescent bulb. (The 60 watt incandescent bulb is acceptable because all GE bulbs are manufactured with a protective coating, and the models that come with this type of bulb have been tested to accommodate this lamp.)

Some late 2007 and newer refrigerators have LED lights in the fresh food section. These will need to be replaced by an authorized technicin.

Exceptions:
  • Model TAX6 (compact) uses one 15 watt appliance lamp (intermediate base size, threaded).
  • Models TB9 and TBX10 use one 10 watt lamp.
  • Monogram™ refrigerators contain four 60 watt lamps.
Note: It is important to replace the bulb with the same size and type that was supplied with the refrigerator.

Note: It is important to disconnect power to the refrigerator before replacing lamp. (When door is open, voltage is supplied to the lamp socket).