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KitchenAid KSSC42QMS door open sensor not working.

I have a KitchenAid KSSC42QMS. When I open the right door of the fridge, none of the lights are coming on (displays as well as the light bulb). The lights on the freezer (left side) are working fine. I turned the power off and then back on - the display lights came on for a few seconds.

I am inclined to think that the fridge is unable to detect that the right door has been opened. Where is the door open sensor located and how can it be fixed?

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N.S., Dallas, TX

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