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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, Whirlpool, Amana, 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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Barbara
July 25, 2021
My refrigerator has a left door and a right door, how do I know which one to Order? Will this work on both sides? Thanks
For model number WRF555SDFZ08
Hello Barbara, Thank you for the question. The Refrigerator Door Switch, PartSelect Number PS12731166 is for the Right and Left Side Door. We hope this helps!

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Bill
August 23, 2021
The refrigerator light and the freezer light does not come on. I think the refrigerator door switch might be bad. My question is if one switch is bad will it stop both refrigerator and freezer light to not come on? Thanks, Bill
For model number 10651133213
Hello Bill, Thank you for the question. If both the Fresh Food and Freezer sections lights are not working, you may need to replace the LED Light Control Board. We hope this helps!

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TOM
February 16, 2022
ice maker stopped making ice, I found water inlet to ice maker frozen. Defrosted freezer, it made less than two trays and stopped again. WHAT DO I DO ??
For model number 59679349510
Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. If the water line from the water inlet valve to the ice maker was frozen, you will need to verify if these 2 parts are working correctly as the components of these parts may have been damaged. You should also check the fill tubes and the cycling thermostat. We have included a link that you may reference on how to check some of these parts. Once you have determined the part you need, please feel free to call customer service. We are open 7 days a week and anyone will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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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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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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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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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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Customer Repair Stories
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Other Parts Used:
Defrost Timer - 120V 60Hz
  • Jacqueline from New London, CT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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
Other Parts Used:
Thermostat, Internal-Bias Dryer Thermal Fuse
  • Eugene from Columbus, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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.!
Other Parts Used:
Crisper Pan - Large
  • Kay from MANKATO, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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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
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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
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Broke the Rocker Switch in Fridge side
Popped out with butter knife and unplugged 3 prong connector and reversed with anew switch.

But, unfortunately it got broken again exactly same way as before.
So, I ordered same switch again for 2nd time.

Maytag should recall that Rocker Switch and build with better materials.
  • Sung-Su from BISMARCK, ND
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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