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Refrigerator Door Switch

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PartSelect Number PS12731166
Manufacturer Part Number W11396033
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Refrigerator Door Switch Specifications

This light switch may also be known as a refrigerator door switch or a light switch kit, and is compatible with your refrigerator. The function of the refrigerator door switch is to turn on the light when your fridge door is open, and to make sure it is off when your refrigerator door is closed. The reason you would need to replace this part is if your light is not turning on when your door is open. For this repair, you will need a putty knife, and a small flat-blade screwdriver.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Light not working | Not dispensing water | Ice maker not making ice
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Maytag, Amana, Whirlpool, Kenmore.
Part# W11396033 replaces these:
AP6973145, 12002646, 12466101, 12466103, 12466105, 12466105SP, 12466114, 61003254, 61003661, 61005052, 67005653, 8170842, 8208349, C3680312, W10656771, W10847848, W10847849, WPW10656771
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    Stephen
    December 13, 2019
    Lights in refrigerator and freezer sections flickered, now don't work. Replaced w11396033 switch on 'fridge side (2 contacts) - no help. Reinstalled old switch. Replaced the freezer side with the same w11396033 switch (3 contacts) - no help. Lights still remain out on both sides. Suggestions?
    For model number Kenmore 106.51133213
    Hello Stephen, thank you for writing. This sounds like a faulty LED Electronic Control Board, part number PS11755867 for your model refrigerator. Good luck with your repair!

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    Jo
    December 23, 2019
    All the lights quit working, inside refrigerator & freezer. What do i do, they are led lights.
    For model number WRF736SDAM12
    Hello Jo and thank you for writing. As they all quit working at the same time it certainly sounds like a faulty LED emitter control board PS1173809 you should check for signs of damage, and replace it if needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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    Guy
    November 9, 2019
    Will not dispense water or make ice WRF989SDAM02
    For model number WRF989SDAM02
    Hello Guy and thanks for writing. If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water filter might be clogged. Try changing the water filter. If the ice maker is not working the icemaker mold thermostat might be defective. Inside the control module of the ice maker is a thermostat that monitors the temperature of the ice mold (ice tray). We hope this helps. Please contact us at any time

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    Ken
    January 17, 2020
    Does the light switch on the freezer side have anything to do with water and ice dispensing? Light works, freezer works, filter replaced, dispensing control board replaced, but still not dispensing water or ice. Thanks
    For model number GI5FSAXVY02
    Hello Ken, Thank you for your question. Our sources do not show any correlation with the light switch affecting the ice and water dispenser, but if the water filter has already been replaced, we suggest replacing the water inlet valve under part PS2069865 for your model to fix the dispenser issues. We hope this helps.

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    Demetrius
    November 14, 2019
    Door ajar alarm is sounding when the doors are closed. Getting error code pf. The light will not come on after receiving the error code. I have powered cycle the the unit for 5 minutes. Powered the unit back up the light works inside, but after 5 minutes the door ajar warning starts beeping again.
    For model number GI5SVAXVQ00
    Hello Demetrius, thank you for your question. We would recommend replacing the main electronic control board PartSelect Number: PS11752535. I hope this helps!

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    Omar Diaz
    December 2, 2019
    Refrigerator light (main door) turns on once the sockets are jiggled...sometimes. the switch seems to be okay and the led's are working. is there a socket set needed and if so what is needed and is it easy to replace, cost etc. thanks
    For model number KBRS19KTMS1
    Hello Omar, thank you for your question. The light socket for this unit is PartSelect Number: PS11748831. The same socket is used on both the fridge and freezer section. I hope this helps!

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    Terry
    December 30, 2019
    The light in the fresh food section does not come on when the door is opened, however if i wiggle the switch, the light comes on.I'm tried removing the switch, but despite watching videos, i am not able to get the old switch out.
    For model number Maytag MZD2766GES
    Hello Terry and thank you for writing. Sometimes the switch is stuck due to debris built up, so unplug your unit and wash around the switch with warm soapy water and see if that helps. For your convenience, we have attached the link to our repair video (not sure if you seen this one). We hope this helps. Good luck with your repair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7QQ8Y97Fog&feature=emb_title

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      Replacing your Maytag Refrigerator Refrigerator Door Switch

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       Average Repair Rating: 4.6 / 5.0, 22 reviews. What's this?
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      while closing the door, the light switch fouled, resulting in the switch breaking
      I used a flat screwdriver and released the lock tab on the bottom of the light switch, and pried the switch out, being careful to not damage the plastic around the mounting place of the switch, unplugged wiring from old switch, plugged in the new one and pushed the new switch into place. Job finished light switch now working.
      • Kevin from Beckley, WV
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      54 of 66 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Light Switch Was Faulty--Failed A Few Months After Purchase Of The Refrigerator
      I had several times tried to get the old switch out but with no success. Ordered the "repair kit" and followed directions for removing old switch (there is a plastic spring clip on one side). Easy to unplug the old switch, plug the leads into the new one, snap the new one into place. Took about 5 minutes total--piece of cake. I wish I'd thought to try this years ago when the old switch began to fail.
      • Robert from Davis, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      23 of 625 people found this instruction helpful.
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      broken light switch
      followed the instructions provided and that's it!
      • Richard from West Warwick, RI
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Light switch rocker broke, disabling freezer internal light, water dispenser, and ice dispenser
      Very simple. Matched female plugs with respective male color coded prong; pushed together then inserted unit in slot of freezer sidewall and rotated into position...job done.
      • Kenneth from Newton Grove, NC
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      8 of 10 people found this instruction helpful.
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      my freezer kept icing up and the light switch was broken
      I carefully took the clear plastic piece out of the top of the refrigerator. I removed two screws, unsnapped the white plastic cover and unplugged the old defrost timer and plugged in the new one. I then replaced everything in reverse order.
      • Jacqueline from New London, CT
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP67001036, W11396033
      8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Switch broke and would not light the refrig compart
      The repair descripition was accurate. The difficult part was getting the old switch out. It has a release clip that is hard to reach. It took several tries and a bit of force to get the old part to release from the cabinet.

      In stalling the new part was easer that the instructions explaned. There was no need to split the original plug. I unplugged the old switch, plugged in the new and snapped it into place. 30 seconds after I started the reinstall it was in the cabinet and working
      • Eugene from Columbus, NJ
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033, WP8577274, WP3392519
      8 of 14 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Light switch had broken off and so the light would not go on when the door was opened. Vegetable crisper drawer had broken along the sides.
      We unplugged the refrigerator, used a knife to pry out the old switch. Cut the extra prong off of the new switch and connected the switch to the wire connectors. Slid the switch back into place plugged the refrigerator back into the outlet and . . . . . . Wah, lah, the light and switch worked again. We washed and then simply slid the vegetable crisper into the holder and replaced the one that had broken. This was a really great experience and it was quick and easy to fix on our own.!
      • Kay from MANKATO, MN
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers
      • Parts Used:
        WP67001503, W11396033
      5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Light switch on door broke
      Popped out broken switch with blunt flat edged instrument. Disconnected switch from unit . Plugged new piece in and reinserted into side panel of refrigerator. Very easy.
      • Donna from Oro Valley, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Broken light switch
      Watched video. Unplugged refrigerator and popped out switch. In plugged connector and pushed switch in place. Plugged in refrigerator and the light worked
      • Terry from WARMINSTER, PA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Broke plastic tab on auto light switch
      Used screw driver to pop out old switch. Used pliers to hold wire connection from fall back into slot on fridge. Inserted new swith into plug and pressed new switch back in place.
      • Matthew from Buffalo, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        W11396033
      1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS12731166
      Manufacturer Part Number: W11396033
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
      Kenmore
      10651132213
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10651133213
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10651134213
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10651139213
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
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      Refrigerator - Kenmore Refrigerator Model 106.51143111 (10651143111, 106 51143111) Parts
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      Refrigerator - Kenmore Refrigerator Model 106.51149111 (10651149111, 106 51149111) Parts
      Kenmore
      10651149112
      Refrigerator - Kenmore Refrigerator Model 106.51149112 (10651149112, 106 51149112) Parts
      Kenmore
      10651172310
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      Kenmore
      10651173310
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      10651179310
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      Kenmore
      10651183112
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      Kenmore
      10651189112
      Refrigerator - Kenmore Refrigerator Model 106.51189112 (10651189112, 106 51189112) Parts
      Kenmore
      10651713410
      Refrigerator - Refrigerator
      Kenmore
      10651713411
      Refrigerator - Refrigerator
      Kenmore
      10651782412
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10651783412
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10651789412
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10651789413
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10669312310
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672002011
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672002013
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672002015
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672003010
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672003011
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672003012
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672003013
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672003014
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
      Kenmore
      10672003016
      Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR

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