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Whirlpool Side By Side GD5RHAXNQ00-Electrical Issue

Fridge light is not working. The temperature control LEDs are not working.I replaced the lightbulb and there is a very small glow on the filament. There is an electrical "arcing" noise coming from a white relay box in the back of the Fridge–only when the Fridge side door is opened. The unit is staying cool.  Do I need to call for service or can I fix?

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  • ted1998 Jan 12, 2008

    Have similar problem. Have not noticed an arcing noise, but did when light went out.

  • idglenn Aug 03, 2008

    I have the same problem, but all wires and connections look good. It seems to be an easy fix, but what else can cause this?

  • claytonmorga Aug 12, 2008

    I have the same problem, but no arcing. Will the LED's go out just because the regular bulb went out? I first thought that it was the door switch, tested it and it's fine.

  • ceptap Oct 02, 2008

    whirlpool gold side by side , lights don"t work . heared poof sound . i took back carboard off then followed yellow with red strip on it from the switch. it went to circuct board on bottom left side.it goes to a harness into the board. could it have just blowen a resistor to the lights, or should i install new board?

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The arcing noise is just that, a loose connection causing electricity to arc from one place to another. this is initiated by opening the door and closing the light switch. The small glow is from a small amount of voltage reaching the bulb. If you are inclined, repair it. remove the cover, look for the burnt wire or connection. If its a removable part, replace it. If not clean it up and/or make a new connection. One thing is for sure, it will not get any better and may get worse and burn up something more critical.

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