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11738900-1-S-Whirlpool-WP2149705-Switch, Plunger Grid/Light
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Switch, Plunger Grid/Light

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PartSelect Number PS11738900
Manufacturer Part Number WP2149705
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The purpose of the light switch in your refrigerator is to automatically turn on the light when the door is opened. If the light does not come on automatically when you open the door, the contacts inside the light switch may be burned out, meaning it is time to replace the switch. This package contains both the new light switch and a small plastic spacer. To complete this repair, you will need to remove the control panel section of your refrigerator. The only tools you will require for this repair are a 1/4-inch nut driver and maybe a small flat blade screwdriver. Be sure to disconnect the power source from the refrigerator before completing this repair.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Estate, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Jenn-Air, General Electric.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Ice Maker.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Light not working.

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This refrigerator has an led light in it and it just flickers when door is open like a strobe light.


Hi Kevin, Thank you for the question.I suggest replacing the LED light assembly. If you wish to provide the model number of the appliance we will be happy to see if we have the part available for you. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Will replacing the refrigerator switch make the led light brighter it is dim at this time ?


Hi Albert, Thank you for your inquiry. Here is a link from a website providing some information on refrigerator LED lights. The information is on page 33. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-i5KqMA2RZwakI2NzZ6VzVDazg/view. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!


Replaced this part a while ago and it didnt fix it. The light flickers but wont come on. If you play with it a while, it will sometimes come on, but wont stay on after a couple of times.

Loree for model number WRS325FDAM02

Hi Loree, Thank you for your question. You may need to replace your light socket. I would suggest giving that a quick test to see if it is working correctly. Good luck with your repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Switch, Plunger Grid/Light
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Randy from Hays, KS

Broken light switch

Took all the screws out of the plastic shroud that encloses the switch .There only four that I needed to remove, were the two in front where the switches that go,they go in horizontally and two in the back with large washers on them that hold the back to the top of the box that go in vertically.The switch was a snap ( make that two snaps ) the wiring is almost self explanatory. then it gos back to the way you took it off. OH! and don't forget to turn the light bulb all the way back in to the socket , so the light will work after you take the time to install it yourself.I had the water supply line from under the box to the water dispenser in the door and the total bill on that was one hundred thirty seven and a hand full of change.Don't be afraid to do it yourself the savings is enough on one one item to make several months payments on a new one Randy the "Handy Man'

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