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Refrigerator light will not go off

I have an Amana side by side and the light in the refrigerator will not go off, even when the door is closed. The top shelf, where the light is, is fairly hot.

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How do you know it wont go out if you close the door? More than likely the light switch is bad its located in the middle at the top when you open the door.Push it in, if the light stays on see if something it blocking it, if not replace the switch.

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