I have a 1.5 yr old Kenmore Elite Refrigerator, Model number 79572242601. Last night the interior lights did not extinquish ruining food and antibiotics, and also melting the interior light assembly. Apparently this is a know problem. All that the telephone operators could offer is for someone to come here for $109 to diagnose and estimate. However, others, including you, seem to already know that's its a stuck relay. See http://www.fixya.com/support/t491281-fridg_area_light_will_not_turn_off. Do you know how can I get this fixed or fix myself with correct parts. I alreaady ordered the lamp assembly since it's toast anyway. Thanks.
I would suggest you contact Sears and ask them to repair it free of charge, I am not aware of this model as I am from the Great North. Depending who the OEM is, if Sears did not want to fix it, I would go after them.
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the filter is located in the upper left hand corner of the fresh food compartment there is a thumb latch that you press then a cover comes down and exposes the filter turn 1/4 turn counterclockwise and it will release the part number for the filter is 9990 and is available thru sears.com you can also get your manual there as well. good luck peyton
there are 3 ways it can be held on,screws,snaps,clips or slides one way up or down or side to side,to make sure what you have get the model number from inside the frig. ,go to sears .com click on parts put in your model number and your whole frig diagram will come up and you will see exactly how it comes apart,let me know how you do-mike
Yes unit was built by LG. The light broplrm is most likely the motherboard along with the light socket assembly that would have to be rreplaced. There is service information that the repair should be cover by an extened warranttee from the manufscture. The service flash sf46-515 indicates this and was recently put out. call Sears for service. Please note: recheck your model number as the one covered in the service info ends in the number :"one" insted of a "0"
This is an error code that pertains to the evaporator motor but could also be the main board. If the evaporator motor is running, the main board will probably need to be replaced. It could be a wiring problem but it's not very likely.
If the motor is not running, some voltage checks will need to be made, at the motor and board, to determine which component has failed. These checks require a meter and can be difficult to make, even for a technician.
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My Kenmore Elite (Model 795.7755 3600), less than two years old, had
the same problem. One morning I opened the doors to a hot fridge and
burning plastic. The light housing was sizzling hot - much of the unit
literally melting away. Another hour or two and it could have been
Called the 1-800 number listed in the fridge. After about 45 minutes
of patient talking, I learned that Sears (or Kenmore) have issued what
they refer to as a "flash warranty) on the light fixture kit (Kit #
6871JB1423N) which in effect, for this part only, extends the factory
warranty from one year to three years. I may even be able to have a
factory tech install the parts. Hope it works out.
Bottom line: if you have this fridge, be very careful and monitor closely. An pursue the part warranty!