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Freezer light out??

I have an Amana refridgerator with a top freezer that's a little more than 10 years old. It's old enough for Amana to not have any information in their data base when I called! Anyway, the freezer light suddenly went out. Bulb is fine, socket is fine, the switch on the door is fine, and the freezer is still cooling fine - I checked all of the power points with a meter. When I checked to see if power was coming to the door switch, I got bubkis on my meter. Does anyone have any suggestions for "non-invasive" things to check? Chances are that if it's a wiring issue that I can't deal with, it makes no sense to pay to have it fixed because it would cost more than what the unit is worth!! If that's the case, I can live without the light :-)

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Re: Freezer light out??

Door switches normally use the neutral so having nothing there may not be unusual. You should be able to check the resistance on the door switch (with the power off***). As long as you have zero resistance through the switch (when fully extended, ie. door open), it will be OK. I would definitely buy another bulb first as wiring issues are unusual, these things are normally well built. Good attitude over living without a light because it sounds like you have checked most things, however I know I couldnt. Hope this helps.

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