Sears Kenmore Elite Trio / Door switch wire harness / Light Bulb Assembly
November 5, 2008
We also bought a Kenmore Elite Trio Model # 795.775 in August 22, 2006
This morning 11/05/08, we woke up to a burning smell in the kitchen. I opened up the refrigerator, the smell of burning plastic was from inside the refrigerator. I found the lens cover to the lights barely hanging to the fixture. It was melted around the edges. I took off the lens, and burned my fingers in doing so. The light sockets were burned and all my food on the top shelf was extremely hot to the touch. I figured the bulbs were the problem. I waited until they cooled down enough to get the bulbs out. I had to be sure not to wait to long or the plastic socket would cool to much and seal around the bulbs. I noticed that each of the bulbs are 60 watts, that make them 120 watts heating up a sealed unit and could start a fire. I got the bulbs out and found that all my food was warm and had to toss it out.
I also had a freezer icing problem as well. I believe that the light bulb is the issue in the freezer. So I took the out as well.