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HotPoint S/S Fridge w/built in water dispenser in door

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chilicasa@hotmai:
So...
Since I had so much help with my Viking Stove a few months ago (hope ya enjoyed the beer Reg) I thought I would try again for assistance.
In my other house in Texas the light for the water dispenser glows very very dim when the button is pushed. It takes a 6W bulb and it has been replaced. It gets power because it shines dim.
OK.. maybe figured it out myself...
package of new bulb says 6w - 120 voltage
manual says 6w - 12 volt
is that a printing error or my problem?
thanks

JWWebster:
that 120 volt rated bulb has a larger filement and probably more resistance than the 12 volt bulb.

chilicasa@hotmai:

--- Quote from: JWWebster on November 15, 2009, 03:02:42 PM ---that 120 volt rated bulb has a larger filement and probably more resistance than the 12 volt bulb.

--- End quote ---
Will wait til Monday to purchase new 12vt bulb.
thats what you get for buying what you take out.
previous homeowner made an error - thus we carry on
I will report back after I get the bulb

chilicasa@hotmai:
That was the problem.
When we purchased the house the light on the water dispenser barely had a glow to it. Seems the last homeowners took out the original bulb and replaced it with another 6w but 120vt. Then I replaced it with what I took out.
After driving around for 5 hours :D... I got a 12vt bulb and... yes... it works!
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