The interior lighting nor the temperature setting display would work when the refrigerator door was opened.

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Kenneth From Pinson, AL

Jun 29, 2011

19 out of 19 people found this instruction helpful

First, I unplugged the refrigerator. Then, I removed the cardboard cover from the rear of the fridge, using a 1/4" nut driver, removed the white plastic box on the rear left side (this box houses the control board), using the same 1/4" nut driver. I then replaced the control board, using no tools, plugged the fridge back in and checked operation. All ok and working great!! By the way, while the old control board is out of the way, this is the perfect time to vacuum out all of that dust, lint, etc. that will be found on the black condenser coil, located just behind the compressor and control board. This coil extends from the rear to the front of the refrigerator. The front section of the coil can be accessed by removing the white front panel just above the floor. Again, no tools needed. Easy from beginning to end!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Electronic Control Board

Part Number: PS2180152

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