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The light for the ice and water dispenser in freezer door no longer works. The bulb is not burned out and the on/off switch sounds and feels like it is working. Ideas?

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Either the switch is bad, or there is a broken wire or fautly relay. You can test bulb socket with a voltmeter and you can test the switch with an ohmmeter to see if it is good.

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