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SubZero 532 frig lights out

I have a SubZero 532 side-by-side. The refrigerator lights don't work. The bulbs are fine, the freezer lights work, and the compressor kicks in when you close the door switches so I don't think it's those. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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  • Bocaboy Mar 02, 2009

    I have the same problem, and jiggling the left switch (the light switch) will usually bet the light to come on. I'd like to replace it but don't know how to remove it. Does it just pry out? I don't see any way to get to it from above for the side. My SZ was manufactured in 1988 and is still going strong, except for this problem.

    Thanks.

  • joe5347
    joe5347 Nov 10, 2012

    Question about the 2 switches--one is for the light and one is for the fan. Are they identical or not? Is the fan thermostatically controlled?

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There are two door switches one for fan and the other for the lights. With the compressor running, there are two so yu need to make sure it is the refrigerator and not the freezer, open the door and press the right switch and listen for a fan. The left should be your light switch and the problem is generally in the switch, on rare occasions there is a failure of bi-metal safety switch part number 4200850. One very rare occasions you may have a wiring proble.If you go to www.subzero.com there is a showroom locator tab on the top right corner, click it and you will go to a locator page which will get you to your local parts didtributor.

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