Question about Refrigerators
How do I gain access to change the light switch on the refrigerator side of my refrigerator
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
funny you asked this question i just had this same problem this week at a customers home. you need the electronic control board located in the compressor compartment behind the refrig. it is mounted in the white box on the left hand rear corner. the whirlpool part number is 2304095 and it is around 175.00 i'm not sure who a local part supplier around you would be if all else fails you could get thru sears..
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
The fan will only run when the compressor is running. Check it a couple of times to see if it actually is not going on. There is alos a light terminator located behind the fan cover. We will assume it is the light switch. For the light switch go to http://subzero.com/locator/locator.aspx?type=0&zip=Zip%20Code. This will take you to a locator to find the authorized parts distributor for your area I believe the part number for the light switch is 3060140 have them check it using your model and serial number. Once you have the part remove the three phillips head screws that hold the grill in place, this is assuming you don't have the louvered grill. You access these inside the fresh food and freezer compartments. With the door open you look up in to the metal you will be able to see them. Once you get the grill off there is a grey power cord with a white quick connect disconjnect this or turn the power off at the circuit breaker. You will be working on live electricity if you don't.Not good for your life expectancy. There is one more phillips head screw for the cover of the two switches. The light switch has a white back and the fan switch has a black one. Remove the two wires then push it down and slip the new one in. Replace all that you took off. While you have the grill off vacuum the condensor. If this is too much the link above also is for authorized service in your area.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
your problem on this is the main control in the compressor compartment. unplug your refrig then remove this control unplug all connectors and reconnect. this will probably get you working temporarily In almost every case I've seen we ended up replacing the control board. thx peyton
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
Jill, download the instructions here:
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
you need to replace the main/board for sure located in the lower rear left hand wall of the unit in a plastic case, it will have 3 wire harnesses unplug the unit,undo the plastic container and unplug the the board and there will be a burned spot on the case and burned trace on the circuit board, reason being,this is very common on any of these sideXsides,if a light blows out in the refrige compartment it puts a surge on the board and burns the circuit trace open,this makes the digital temp read-out go dark and if the lamps light at all they "strobe" dimly or not at all,and you will hear a clicking of the relays in the rear area trying to latch the light bulb circuitry, but cant because the main/mother-board is defective now
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
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