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Jenn-Air Refrigerator & Freezer Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out Jenn-Air refrigerator or freezer light bulb including the compatible part numbers.

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Jenn-Air Side By Side
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Refrigerator Compartment
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Model # JCD2389GES

This appliance maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the Jenn-Air model number JCD2389GES side-by-side refrigerator and freezer in changing a burnt out light bulb in either compartment or upgrading them all to brighter LED bulbs.

Owners of other appliances made by the Whirlpool corporation including KitchenAid, Amana, Kenmore and Maytag may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement refrigerator compartment light bulbs part number is WPA3073101 which is an E17 (C9) intermediate base 120V 25W. (Or use an E17 LED equivalent.)

The freezer light bulb is Whirlpool part number AP3607217 or 8009 which are frosted or clear E26 medium base 40 watt. (Or buy a brighter E26 LED bulb.)

No tools are needed to access and replace the light bulbs.

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Lens Cover / Grate
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Gently Pull In Outer Edge
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Remove Retaining Clips
For extra safety, you may choose to unplug your refrigerator. Do not insert your fingers into the exposed bulb sockets!

The first two steps are to open the refrigerator door and move any food items off the very top shelf.

Then gently pull the outer edge of the translucent plastic lens cover grate in towards the middle of the refrigerator.

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Remove Inner Edge
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Bulb Housing Exposed
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Spin Out Counterclockwise
Then pull out the inner edge of the light cover.

Set the light cover aside in a safe place.

If the old light bulb is currently lit up or was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it. The old light bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

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Old Light Bulb Removed
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Empty E17 Bulb Socket
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Old Refrigerator Bulb
Spin out the old light bulb in the counterclockwise direction.

The OEM light bulb is Whirlpool part number WPA3073101 which is an E17 (C9) intermediate base size 120 volt 25 watt bulb.

(The two refrigerator light bulbs are also known by these part numbers: W10904371, A3073101, W10904373 and WP61003236.)

If you would like to have brighter refrigerator lights with a longer lifespan, install some E17 Base LED bulbs. Make sure the LED bulbs are specifically rated for use inside of an appliance (refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, etc).

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Spin In Clockwise
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New Light Bulb Installed
Spin in the new light bulb in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

The new bulb should turn on immediately.

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Re-Insert Inner Edge
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Close Plastic Cover
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Re-Insert Retaining Clips
Then line up the plastic light cover grate with the opening in the ceiling of the refrigerator.

Re-insert the tabs on the inner edge of the housing back into place.

Then gently flex the light cover and re-insert the two retaining clips on the outer edge of the cover.

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Pop In Outer Edge
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Test New Fridge Lights
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Second Refrigerator Light
If you would like to replace or upgrade the second light, repeat the process.
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Freezer Compartment Light
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Freezer Light Lens Cover
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Gently Push Down Top Edge



 

The freezer compartment contains a single light behind a frosted translucent plastic cover.
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Swing Open Top Edge
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Light Cover Removed
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"TOP" Printed On Cover
Gently push down on the upper edge of the light housing to release the two retaining clips.

Swing open the top edge of the light cover and lift out the hooks on the bottom edge.

You'll notice that the upper edge of the cover has the word "TOP" printed on it to help orientate it during re-installation.

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Old Light Bulb Exposed
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Spin Out Counterclockwise
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Empty Bulb Socket
Remove the old light bulb by turning it in the counterclockwise direction.

The freezer bulb socket specifies a "40W" (40 watts) maximum.

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Standard E36 Base Bulb
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Spin In Clockwise
The original OEM freezer light bulb was Whirlpool part number 8009 or AP3607217.

(The freezer light bulb cross reference part numbers includes the following: W10311505N, 1805G014, 7407P114-60 and 7407P11460.)

If you would like to upgrade to a brighter freezer light bulb, choose a compatible E26 Base LED appliance bulb.

Spin in the new light bulb in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

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New Bulb Installed
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Tabs - Bottom Edge
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Re-Insert Bottom Hooks
Line up the translucent white plastic light cover and the rear of the freezer.

First, re-insert the two plastic hooks on the bottom edge of the cover into their slots.

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Pop In Clips - Top Edge
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Lens Cover Replaced
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Test New Freezer Bulb
Then gently push on the top edge of the light cover and snap in the two retaining clips into their corresponding slots on the metal back wall of the freezer.

The new freezer light bulb should have turned on immediately when you installed it.

If you unplugged your refrigerator, be sure to plug it back in again.

For more, please check out my other Home Repair & Maintenance DIY Guides.
 

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