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SWITCH – Part Number: W11396033
SWITCH – Part Number: W11396033 SWITCH – Part Number: W11396033 SWITCH – Part Number: W11396033 https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/Maytag/D9D51354CA32DEA6F04C034E7A8D45DECF528DB3.gif

SWITCH

PartSelect Number PS12731166

Manufacturer Part Number W11396033

Manufactured by Whirlpool

Product Description

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

This part works with the following products:

Refrigerator.

This part works with the following brands:

Maytag, Amana, Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Crosley, Admiral, Dacor, Magic Chef, Inglis, Gaggenau, Hoover, Gibson, Hardwick, Sharp, General Electric, International.

Part # W11396033 replaces these:

12002646, 12466101, 12466103, 12466105, 12466105SP, 12466114, 61003254, 61003661, 61005052, 67005653, 8170842, 8208349, C3680312, W10656771, W10847848, W10847849, WPW10656771.
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Part Videos

Replacing your Maytag Refrigerator SWITCH

Customer Repair Stories
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Kevin from Beckley, WV
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W11396033
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.
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Robert from Davis, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W11396033
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.
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Richard from West Warwick, RI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W11396033
broken light switch
followed the instructions provided and that's it!
10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful.
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Kenneth from Newton Grove, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
W11396033
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.
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Jacqueline from New London, CT
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP67001036, W11396033
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.
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Eugene from Columbus, NJ
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W11396033, WP8577274, WP3392519
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
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Kay from MANKATO, MN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Pliers
Parts Used:
WP67001503, W11396033
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.!
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Donna from Oro Valley, AZ
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
W11396033
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.
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Terry from WARMINSTER, PA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W11396033
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
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Matthew from Buffalo, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W11396033
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.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS12731166
Manufacturer Part Number: W11396033
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