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Light switch appears to have failed. Light sometimes come on when the door is opened but now, it does not come on regardless of toggleing the switch.

I have an 8 year old GE Profile side-by-side refrigerator. It works fine except that in the past few months, the interior lights will not go on when the door is opened. I toggled the small rotator switch on the upper inside of the door and sometimes, the light will come on. I removed the switch today and examined it but no apparent breakage and the two wired are securely fastened to the terminals. Now, the light will not come on regardless of toggling or repeated pressure on the switch. I assume the switch has failed but cannot find a part number nor anything on the GE troubleshooting website to solve this problem. Can you help? **** Wimberley, Texas

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  • dns04 Apr 23, 2009


    Thanks for the possible solution to my refrigerator light problem.  I have changed all the light bulbs several  times with new ones but that is not the problem.  I am positive that something is wrong with the little rotor switch in the door because when I wiggle and toggle it a few times, the lights will flash on and then off. Is there a place to buy a new switch or get this one repaired?




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This may be as simple as changing the bulb and not the switch. There is a good chance the bulb was loose and barely making a connection or the filament in the bulb was about to burn out. If this has been helpful please rate the solution.

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