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Mt door on-off light switch is inop, how do I remove the old switch? Light bulbs are ok

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Just remove the top panel (the one you open when you vacuum the condenser/compressor area) and you will see the top of the switchplates. They are very easy to remove - I think I remember just a little pressure and the locking pins allow you to push the switch through to remove it. This part is simple to replace and not expensive to buy. Make sure you turn the unit off prior to removing and disconnect the wire harness connected to the switch before removing it.

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