The light switch for my Kenmore fridge (don't know model #), will not retract when the door closes, thus keeping the door from closing. If the switch is taped down / off, the door functions properly. Seems like it should be easy to fix, but I can't figure out how. Please help.
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Re: Light Switch Stuck
This is a replaceable part. A new switch can be ordered from Sears by Model number of your refrigerator and name of the part. If you have your owners manual it may contain a list with part numbers. Some of these switches will pop out to be replaced. Others you may have to remove the breaker strip where it is mounted to remove the switch by compressing the snaps on the side of the switch.
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Sounds like a motherboard or defrost control board. Can you tell me the model number found inside the fresh food compartment or around fresh food section door frame, Without the model number it is hard to guess what the switch is that you are asking about, Thanks Sea Breeze
That sounds as if the light switch is stuck open so even when the door is closed the lights aren't going off.The ligth switch is in the top hinge cover avove the door and i suspect it should be replaced.
The part number for that light switch is 6600JB3007B that refrigerator is built by LG for sears and thier are only a few select places to purchase the switch from. The only 2 places i know of are of course Sears since they will always sell replacement parts from their Kenmore name brand and a online parts site... repairclinic.com
If I understand correctly, you have the bottom freezer with the two doors that open into the fresh food section. Also you have to open one of the two doors first in order to get into the fresh food section. If i ma correct. The switch on the door you have to open first to get into the fresh food section is bad. This is why it makes not difference if you hold both in. The switch on the second door does something else. You will need to replace the switch that the first. You can test this switch by, take the switch out. They are tricky to get out. Take a putty knife and slide it under one end of the switch, push in while you are prying outward. It should pop out. There should be three wires going to the switch. One of the wires is hot (110 Volts), one goes to the fan inside the fridge and the other goes to the light. (The switch operates like this. When you close the door, it turns the light off and the fan on. When you open the door, it turns the fan off and the light on.) Once you find out which one is hot, connect one of the others to it. If the fan comes on try connecting the hot to the other wire. The light in the fridge should turn off. If so replace the switch. I hope you can understand the way I tried to explain.
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Hi, faulty or broken door (light) switch, whenever you shut ref. door light switches off, locate door switch and press/release (check) , if your light switch are o/k, always make sure ref. door are closed all the way, just a little space in door,(during night time) could keep light on. that could cause your fixture cover to melt. good luck.
The switch is curved so when you close the door the light will also close.How do you know if the light is on when the door closes?Try pushing on the switch and you will see that the light will close.If that is what you are asking.If you push on the switch and the light stays on then you have a faulty switch. hope this helped:)