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Light not working

The light inside doesn't go on when the door is opened, only when it is running. Is this normal or is there a separate lightbulb for when it is open? I would look it up in the manual but I don't have one. Thanks!

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  • Mailchk Jun 02, 2008

    If there was a switch stuck in the open position, wouldn't the light be on all the time instead of not on when I open the door?

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Check around the perimeter of the door housing for a switch that might be stuck in the open position.

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • burzerko
    burzerko Jun 02, 2008

    By open position I meant that the circut feeding the switch would be open making it to where the current would not be able to pass through.

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