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Kenmore elite washing machine interior light does not shutoff model 796.41022900. Light still on after several hours. Tried unplugging and plugging back.

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This could be expensive to repair. From looking at the parts list, there are only two things it could be. One is the door switch and the other is the main control board. If it was the door switch the unit would not operate. Therefore it is the main board.

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