The interior light of your refrigerator is controlled by a switch that is activated when the door is opened and closed. If your refrigerator light will not turn on, there could be an issue with the sw...
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September 20, 2022
Is the door handle for the refrigerator the same size as the door handle for the freezer?
For model number HT21TS85SP
Hello Antoinette, thank you for contacting us. The door handles are slightly different in size. The refrigerator door handle (white), part number PS12723385, is a set of handles that contains both handles and will fit your refrigerator. If you would like assistance placing an order, please contact customer service. Good luck with your repair!
The led light in lower section willnot stay on when fridge is open. How to
adjust. It does work just will not stay lit.
For model number HT21TS85SP
Hi David, thank you for reaching out. According to our research on the model, the Light Switch appears to be faulty and you may need to replace it with part number PS8758429. The interior light of your refrigerator is controlled by this switch. If you need help placing an order, customer service is available 7 days a week. Glad to be of help!
I applied some tips learned by reading other reviews. So before I started I grabbed my trusty vise grip pliers and a small screw driver. I locked onto the switch actuator, the part that the refrigerator door pushes in, with the vise grips and pulled on it just hard enough to get the screw driver inserted in the right side to push in the catch clip so the switch could be pulled out further each time the catch clip was depressed to the next detent. Then I used the screw driver on the left site to encourage the switch past the detents on the left and very quickly the switch was out of the mount. The wires from the refrigerator pulled out with the old switch. I unplugged the old switch from the wires and plugged in the new switch and shoved the new switch back into the mount, wiggled it a couple of times to make sure it was secure and the job was done. Once I applied the vise gripes at first, the whole job took less than a minute.
While the switch did last for 9 years, the design is poor due to the failure mode. The failure should be to fail off or not able to turn on the lights which would be inconvenient but would not warm the refrigerator contents. Arcing at the contacts eventually caused the switch to "weld" closed. It is not obvious that this is occurring so it took some time to recognize why the temp inside the ref was high while the freezer was OK. Replacing the switch was easy once it was recognized as the problem. All that was required to replace the switch was to remove the screws holding a fiber cover and then pulling off the aluminum cap which covered the switches. Unplug the switch an squeeze the keeper on the switch to release it and pull down. Pop the replacement switch in place and plug the wires harness back in. All in all it took much less time to replace than it has to write this up. T Pope