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Fridge air won't start. A little piece of the plastic that's on the door broke off and now it won't start. When I close the door the light stays on

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Sounds like this was to one of your door microswitches and they work in series telling the unt that the door is closed and safe to operate... or the door latch assembly itself that nakes contact with the door switch is broke...going to have to pull apart and see what exactly broke... a few sites to get parts from i would recommend are
www.repairclinic.com
www.apdepot.com
www.sears.com
they usually let you type in your model number and will give you a picture of parts for that unit so you purchase the correct one..... good luck and please vote

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