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Fridge Lights Don't Turn On

I left the refridgerator door open for about 15 minutes while I cleaned the fridge. To prevent the the lights from getting hot, I taped the little thingy on the ceiling of the fridge down (so it thought the door was shut and turned the lights off). When I took it back off, no lights. And several hours later, the fridge is working fine, but the lights still won't turn on. I tested the bulbs in another lamp and they are good.

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  • tyler631 Feb 11, 2009

    I buy this idea, but don't see anything visible that I could have bumped while cleaning the fridge, any ideas?

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The switch is bad or wire fell off

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Feb 11, 2009

    it may possible that cleaning solution got into the switch and fried the electronical board. the wire may have fell off behind the switch. an inline fuse if there is one in this model may have burnt out. It is hard to say without taking apart the fridge and tracing all the wiring. An applicance repair man would taking a voltmer and check all the wiring to see if different componenets getting power 


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