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If you have a flickering refrigerator light due to a loose connection,
does the removal of the light bulb eliminate the threat of arcing?

Yes it does. It will remove the "load" from the circuit, which is what
would cause the arcing.

That would depend on weather the neutral OR the hot is arcing. If the
hot is arcing removing the bulb won't help.

It most certainly will

That depends on where/what is the source of the ground-fault path...

There doesn't have to be a ground fault path. A loose connection in the
lamp circuit that causes flickering, will cause arcing at the point of the
loose connection. Removing the lamp, opens the circuit, and no more current
is flowing to cause arcing. That is all the OP asked

Second that in spades!


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