The light would not turn on when the refrigerator door was opened

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Edward From San Antonio, TX

Jun 11, 2010

5 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the plastic portion to get to the switch and wires. I removed the old switch by disconnecting the two wires and pushing it out of its setting.

I discovered the old switch only had 2 prongs where the new switch had 3. Once I figured which 2 of the 3 prongs would light the lightbulb,
I then connected the two wires to the correct prongs of the new switch. I pushed the new switch into its setting and replaced the plastic portion on the refrigerator. Voila, success. The refrigerator door now comes on when its door is opened.

Thanks for the having the part and getting it at our door step in 3 days.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Light Switch

Part Number: PS371536

In Stock