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Refrigerator light will not turn off. Replacing both door switches did not help. There is a sensor listed as parts but I can not find location to replace. Bulbs became so hot as to melt the plastic rim.

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  • rsasds2 Apr 03, 2011

    The two door switches out of the connector both show the switches to be working. ( ohms are 1 with switch depressed and .02 with switch out.) Yes, if both switches are disconnected the light does go out.
    Where to now?
    This is a kenmore elite model # 795.77242601 made 2007.

  • rsasds2 Apr 03, 2011

    The two door switches out of the connector
    both show the switches to be working. ( ohms are 1 with switch
    depressed and .02 with switch out.) Yes, if both switches are
    disconnected the light does go out.
    Where to now?
    This is a kenmore elite model # 795.77242601 made 2007.

  • rsasds2 Apr 03, 2011

    See prior comment 4-2-11

  • rsasds2 Apr 09, 2011

    Both new and old switches work but light still does not turn off. Disconnecting the light switches does turn off the light from the top of the inside refrigerator. The light on the front water dispenser still turns off and on as expected with the light unplugged and the light switches on hinges attached.
    Could this be the circuit board on the back as someone else blogged?



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If you disconnect the door switch does the light go off. If yes, test switch with an ohm meter to see if their is continuity between the plugs when you depress the switch.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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    Charles T Nevin Apr 03, 2011

    One of the switches is allowing voltage through it. Test the voltage on each switch with the switch depressed and see which one is allowing voltage through.



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