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The interior lights have gone out only in the non-freezer side of my refrigerator. The freezer side interior lights are working fine. Also, the electricity is on and the refrigerator is keeping it's temperature.

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  • wbkurth Oct 06, 2010

    i can't believe all three or four bulbs would go out at the same time so I assume it must be the door switch. how can I fix the door switch and where is it?

  • wbkurth Oct 06, 2010

    there is no obvious door switch anywhere on this appliance. I think i'll have to get an expert to come to the house, because I can't figure it out.



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This is the most common of all freezer problems and a simple one to solve. Simply replace the bulb or check for the door switch.

Take care.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

  • Jimoh Adeleke Muyideen Oct 06, 2010


    Locate the refrigerator light switch. This will vary depending on your
    fridge, but it has to be located in a spot where the door can compress
    it when the fridge is closed. The interior light in most refrigerators,
    and the fan in some, is controlled by a door switch. Locate
    the switch and remove it by removing the retaining screw (if
    any) or by prying it with a putty knife. Place a piece of
    masking tape over the blade of the putty knife to prevent
    damage to the refrigerator. Gently pull the switch from its
    housing and expose an inch or two of wire.

    The switch will be connected by two wires
    (four wires if it also controls the fan). Label the wire placement
    on the switch before disconnecting the wires. The wires are
    connected to the switch with slip on connectors. Firmly pull
    the connectors off of the switch terminals (do not pull on
    the wire). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers
    to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals
    for corrosion. If the connectors are corroded they should
    be replaced.

  • Jimoh Adeleke Muyideen Oct 06, 2010


    You can use the manual to locate the switch.



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