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Kenmore Trio with light that will not turn off

Same issue, plastic light cover melted

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It sounds to me that you have a defective switch that is located between the frame and the door. How old is you unit, if it is still under warranty i would immediately contact the manufacturer and have the switch replaced. If this is not the solution then you have a very serious problem with the wiring inside of the unit.

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Elite trio, 795.755 Refrigerator light stays on, getting hot. Refrigerator space warming up to 45 degrees. Pressing in both door switches gives no clue. Both feel smooth.


Some of these Kenmore Elite refrigerators built by LG have a design defect that has been the subject of a class action settlement. The interior lights stay on even if the doors are shut, turning the refrigerator interior into a version of the child's Easy Bake oven toy. There are many cases where plastic interior parts of the refrigerator got so hot they melted. I replaced the 60W incandescent bulbs with 7 Watt LED bulbs just in case. The LED bulbs will not get hot enough to harm anything even if left on indefinitely.
This model also has problems with the wires inside the door (water dispenser side) The wires break inside the door and are not replaceable. I ran new wires through the interior and bypassed the broken wires to avoid buying a whole new door.

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My kenmore Elite Trio lights didn't go off, it burned the light assembly in the refrigerator part. The bulbs turned dark and it melted the assembly a bit, the cover won't stay on. can I install a whole...


This will possibly fall in the class of models that were under recall. My advice is to contact Sears and the CONSUMER ALERT Remove your lighyt bulbs and prepare for a disgusting attempt for settling this. I am not telling you you this for any good rate or a bad rate. LG and Maytag made these for Sears and the name then changed to Kenmore Elite Trio. I would like you to visit my web page and do a little reading of our posting's here at Fixya over the past couple years. Wish I had a solution but feel it is my responsibility to inform you. Thank You for Understanding, Sea Breeze
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Ligts in the fridge not turning off.


Door switch is probably shorted or stuck. Snap the switch a few times to see if it frees. If not replace the switch. This is the ONLY part that can keep the light on.

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I have Kenmore Elite Trio, kept smelling hot plastic, checked to see if door was left open, but it wasn't the light was actually not turning off. It melted the plastic light part that covers the light...


It appears your door switch has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

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Covers over cooking/night lights are melting


I have a microwave above my stove also but it has not done what yours is doing. I would try a lower watt bulb since it would not give off as much heat. You may need to replace the lens or else just take it out and get rid of the problem altogether. You would have a brighter light anywas even if you kept the same bulb. Most of those bulbs are florescent and do not put out much heat anyway and seldom cause heat problems, esp. giving off enough heat to melt something.

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Kenmore Elite Trio Frige...Beeping three times in a row suddenly


this unit has a history of the light circuit failing and it will cause the lights to either stay on or off. if they stay on, it will melt the housing around the upper bulb area. it has a recall and should be covered by sears for no charge. it is the control board failure and has a sticking relay for the light circuit, needs board replaced.
the 3 beeps are the unit thinking it has a door open. turn off the alarm on the door control board and call sears 800 # for repair.

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I would replace the unit. This could start a fire.

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I just saved my fridge / home too, smelled what I thought to be an electrical fire when I opened the Trio doors, immediately looked at the bulbs as a probable cause, and sure enough, the base of the bulb sockets were burned-brown and the plastic housing was to hot to touch without a hot-mit.
Unscrewed the bulbs and set aside out of children's reach and combustable materials.

I'm filing a complaint and service repair today. 8/3/08
Sean-Jon

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