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Fridge light not shutting down, alarm on, temperature heating up

The fridge alarm sounded this morning. I shut the alarm off. I made sure the door was shut. The temperature inside the fridge felt warmer than usual. The motor wasn't shutting off -- kept humming. Then, I noticed a burning smell and felt intense heat from the light bulbs. So, my husband shut the power off and removed the light bulbs. We turned the power back on.

After a few hours, the motor has stopped humming. And I haven't checked the temperature yet. The only thing that has changed from last night to this morning was that I put a bunch of groceries in the bottom fridge shelf like plastic bags of vegetables that I couldn't fit into the crisper. The fridge seals seem tight all around.

My question is: Is there a switch within the hinge that triggers the light to shut off? Why is the light not shutting off with the fridge door shut? (we checked by putting a timed camera in the fridge when we shut the door and the light stayed on ... thus creating the burning smell and upsetting the temperature)

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  • anniekrons Jan 10, 2009

    Fridge light not going off, temperature warm, but fan continues to operate. Freezer ok.

  • mgouin Jan 18, 2009

    It's the same problem.
    Please notify me with a solution.
    mariegouin@alumni.neu.edu

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You do have a switch at the top door hinge . make the phillip screw are tight at the top of the door . if they are loose the door will not align in order make contact with that switch. or you may have a faulty light switch

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Bottom Door Shelves and Vegetable Crispers Freezing up

I just had a similar problem, and the bottoms of both sides were cold but the top shelves were warm. I found that the condenser fan, the fan right above the cooling coils was not working. This fan circulates the cold air and if it's not working it can't move the cold air to the top or over to the refrigerator side. Open the freezer door and press the switch that tells the computer the door is closed (so the light goes out), if the fan doesn't come on shortly, or only sputters that could be the problem. You will need to take out the back cover over the coils, the ice maker tray and auger motor if you have one and some other parts. Play around with the plug where it goes into the side wall, if you can get the fan to come on and off, it's most likely a bad fan motor....about $55 to replace. As you take it apart, be sure to take some digital pics of the process so you can remember how it goes back together!

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Vegetable crisper drawer problem with food freezing

Absolutely lower the setting.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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SOURCE: vegetable crispers freezing my vegetables

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The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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SOURCE: broken shelf? help!

if it is the very bottom shelf then here is your part number 240354602.
if it one of the glass spill proof shelves here is your part number.240355211

Posted on Feb 09, 2010

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