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KENMORE 795.77564600 SERIAL 609KR00166, LIGHTS WILL NOT TURN OFF. Melted plastic lens and and case. Door switches do turn on/off refigerator but not the lights.

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  • jantion Sep 03, 2010

    Nope, both switches removed and switch cover removed to review spring and contacts. When door is closed the contacts are open. Even with door switch completely removed and manually jumping the grey wires, lights remain on while compressure goes on and off via manually jumping wires yourself. Service Flash sf46-515..What parts are in that too replace?

  • jantion Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks, have fridge apart and looking at board. Shall order control board,plastic case, lens, and reflector hoping next weekend can have light in their

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In that case the door switches - which have 2 sets of contacts one normally open for the compressor and one normally closed for the lights - are faulty. the lights contacts have broken and now are constantly on, whatever the position of the switch. Replace them, you can do it yourself: buy the parts from a dealer, unplug the fridge, pop off the button and move the wires one by one from the old switch to the new one.

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  • Azrael SRL Sep 03, 2010

    In that case the fault is in the control board that must be replaced. That SF is about that and should include the  board, wires and the plastic elements of the bulb enclosure. Unfortunately it only covers LG branded units, for your fridge you will have to pick a fight with the guys from Sears to have it fixed under manufacturer warranty.  

  • landres Sep 29, 2010

    The Sears service flash number for this problem is SF46-515R2. They will make the repairs for the life-time of the unit. I've had to have it done twice now.

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