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No lights in Refrigerator!

I have 4 year old Whirlpool Model GD5SHAXNS with no lights (upper or lower) it isn't the door switch. I determined it to be wiring problem inside the walls of unit and inaccessible. A Whirlpool tech confirmed this as well and deemed in unrepairable. Whirlpool has been no help in coming to a resolution which given this product flaw means replacement is the only alternative. Any other ideas?

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  • djplaster Mar 26, 2009

    I badgered the Whirlpool Factory (not the dealer/distributor) and they sent another factory tech out who spen four hours troubleshooting and determined problem to in the circuit board in the refrigerator section. The repaired it a no charge to me. I was
    extremely persistent with Whirlpool who finally did the right thing.

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If the light is the only problem...and it does not affect the rest of the refrigerator...and all you want is to have light...and not pay a large price to repair it...you can purchase a couple of the battery powered stick up lights...that are motion sensor type and you have light that does not have to be switched on...and the batteries will last a substantial time due to being on only during the time the door is open..or you can get the cheaper switch type. Having been an appliance repair tech I know that the repair cost would be exhorbitant and not really practical.

Thank you....if this helped...please rate me...Thanks...The Fang

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