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Refrigerator inside light does not go off even the doors are close

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You have a bad door switch,look around the frame where the doors close onto,you should see a switch,push it in and see if the lights go out,if they don't change out that'll need to give the parts store the model number that's in the machine and they'll give you what you need.if the lights shut off when you push in the switch then your doors are not closing correctly,remove the bulbs for now,i've seen plastic parts inside the machine melted from the lights stating on,those bulbs are the same as the kids easy bake ovens and the heat will do damage

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