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Freshfood light out along with setting display

Checked switch, socket, connections all ok. No power to light socket?

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  • tea642000 Feb 27, 2009

    Come on I am not stupid... of course I tested the bulb. Well, that was no help.


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Wellreplace the bulb.

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The light in the fridge side has stopped working bulbs are ok

Might be a stuck switch. Somewhere around the edge of door is a small pressure switch that pops out when door is open and gets pushed back in when door is closed. This can stick or even break.
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Hi Liz,
The reason they want you to disconnect the power is to prevent shock while installing the new bulb. The door switch controls the light in the freshfood so you really do not need to disconnect power, just be careful not to stick your finger into the socket. In most cases the bulb is hard to get securely screwed into the socket. The moisture in the refrigerator causes defect in the metal around the bulb socket and causes the bulb not to make a secure connectioin. So to repair your problem you can first off make sure the bulb is securely screwed into the socket. If it does not work you can check the voltage at the socket for the 110 volts. You can do this with any volt meter if you have one. Sometime the new bulbs can also be bad, its rare but possible. If you are not getting the proper voltage to the socket then you may need a door switch. If you have another light working in the freshfood then the door swith will not be the problem. The door switch is the only power feed swith to the socket, so one of those two will definately fixYa. Good luck and have a great day.
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GE Monogram ZV950S D2SS range hood - lights on one side stopped working then on both sides. This happened as I was changing bulbs. Everything else works.

Light doesn't work
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If your refrigerator light does not power on, the first thing to replace would logically be the light bulb itself.
  1. Light assembly
If your refrigerator light does not power on and you have replaced the bulb, this is an indication that the light assembly may have malfunctioned and will require replacement.
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If you notice that your refrigerator lights are not working, replace your refrigerator light bulb. If this does not correct the issue, proceed to check the power light switch.
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If your refrigerator light is not working and it is not the bulb itself or the power light switch, the next thing to check is the door switch. This can be checked for continuity with an ohm meter. If there is no continuity present, the door switch will need to be replaced.
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If your refrigerator light is not working after replacing the light bulb, check for a possible damaged light socket. If the socket is faulty, replace the part to get your refrigerator light to power on again.
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If the refrigerator light is not working the light board could be defective. The LEDs on this board are not repairable, so the entire board will need to be replaced.

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Bulb quit working replaced with new one still doesn't work

The bulb still not working after replacement, this means the new bulb is working, but its not getting power.Either is short in the wires connecting to the bulb socket or the bulb/ light switch is faulty.In most of the cases, the switch gets shorted internally and , this causes the problem.Get the connections in the switch and to the switch checked, by meter as well as visually.This will confirm the problem.--------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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The likely culprit is the door switch on fridges in general. This because it is basically the only moving part in the circuit. Depending on it's location, it may be subjected to condensation, extremes of temperatures or even spilled liquids that dry and become sticky - resulting in the switch not popping out when the door is opened. Also inspect the light bulb socket itself for dampness or white, flaky dust-like particles. Do NOT attempt to clean the socket while the fridge is plugged in. These last two possibilities should be checked first, as the others are a little more involved.

If the door switch pops out with the door open - it means the internal workings of the switch are probably bad, or may be something else entirely. Locating the problem will require disconnecting the power cord and disassembling parts of the fridge in order to gain access to the switch terminals and related wiring. In the case of dampness or other debris in the light socket, it can be wiped clean now that the fridge is unplugged. Try a new bulb in the socket and plugging the fridge back in before proceeding. A meter and understanding of electrical test equipment along with the fridge's service manual will be needed to continue from here with the fridge unplugged again.

Even without a meter (and the rest of the items listed above) you could simply remove and replace the switch if it is suspect - and hope that it was the cause of the failure. Pay attention to orientation of the switch, any clips, screws or fasteners holding the switch in place. Disconnect wiring only after sketching or photographing the switch and the wires that are connected to each of the terminals. Remove and replace the switch and wiring. Plug back in and test the light.

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Refrigerator light doesn't work. switch and bulb good.

If you have an elect. meter, you can tape the door switch closed, remove bulb, and touch your leads, one to the center tab on the socket and the other to the threaded portion of the socket, where the bulb screws in and you should have 120volts. If you are sure you have no power, unplug it and try and gently pull out the switch. This is the only thing between the light and main power below.The switch only connects to one of the 2 wires and a connector may have burned or come loose.If you have power to one side of the switch to ground, and its taped closed, and have no power coming out the other side, then you have a faulty switch.You can get a socket and or switch at your local appliance parts house. Just take the model, serial, name, and product # if there is one and they can match one up for you. I'm betting its the door switch.
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First off I should tell you that you still have a manufacturer warranty on the refrigerator and any repair you attempt yourself will void your warranty. So call for factory service first. If it was out of warranty I would tell you to check the air damper. It allows the air from the freezer to enter the freshfood section. If the damper does not open or it is blocked it will not cool enough. Sometimes a peice of plastic can enter the damper or a box can block the air coming out of the damper and the freshfood side will not get cold. One other possible problem is the evaperator fan in the freezer may not be working. This will also cause the same effect freezer would cool but not in freshfood. Good luck to you, and please call for factory service first. It is free and free cant be bad:-) I hope this will fixya and please dont forget to rate me. Thanks

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