Freezer light burning out

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Old 08-24-13, 12:23 PM
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Freezer light burning out

Why would my 3 year old freezer bulb keep burning out. Using a 40 watt, 125 v appliance bulb. This is the bulb to light interior of freezer. TIA jps
 
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It could be a case of marginally high voltage in your home. Look at the light bulb to see what the rated voltage is, often it is 120 volts which is the nominal voltage in your home. For a couple of reasons your voltage may be higher, even as high as 132 volts. Look for a bulb rated at 130 volts for the refrigerator.

Also, do other light bulbs in your home seem to have a shorter life than you think they should?
 
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Old 08-24-13, 12:34 PM
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Other bulbs are working fine. Where would I find a 130 v appliance bulb? TIA jps
 
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Old 08-24-13, 12:44 PM
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Never touch a new bulb with your bare skin when installing it. This is especially important for incandescents and halogens, and more so when those bulbs will be in a cold environment. The ides is to not leave an oily fingerprint on the bulb, which can create a hot spot.

What is the manufacturer's recommended type and size of bulb for your freezer?
 
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Old 08-24-13, 01:20 PM
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Why would my 3 year old freezer bulb keep burning out
Is the bulb going off when you close the door?
 
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Old 08-24-13, 01:28 PM
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Did you use the same brand from the same store or worse same package? They could be from a bad lot. Once bought a package of bulbs at a good price. Every one of them burnt out in eight seconds or less.... yes seconds.
 
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