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Light switch It is my belief that the light switch for the refrigerator is over extending and stopping the door from being able to close. Any suggestions on how to fix?

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Correct, you can either take off the refrig door and place asmall shim under the hinge raising it an 1/8 inch or soor you can slightly pry down the light switch from the liner, and fill the small gap created with a small bead of silicone

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Hello Gregg;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

It would be nice to have a model number. The model number. It is located on a label on the fresh food section wall near the top.

There re several different door switches. Some are mechanical and some are magnet.

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