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Light Switch

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PartSelect Number PS8758429
Manufacturer Part Number WR23X10725
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Light Switch Specifications

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 switch. The switch is spring loaded and is a generally closed type of switch meaning there should be no continuity when the button is depressed, and continuity through the switch when the button is not depressed. This plastic, white, OEM switch is sourced directly from the manufacturer, is sold individually and is easy to replace. The repair usually takes less than 15 minutes and requires a flat blade screwdriver and needle nose pliers.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Light not working | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer, Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore, Haier.
Part# WR23X10725 replaces these:
AP5796096, RF-7100-16, RF-7100-43, WR23X0164, WR23X0180, WR23X0193, WR23X0212, WR23X0240, WR23X0241, WR23X0359, WR23X0404, WR23X0411, WR23X0434, WR23X0475, WR23X10130, WR23X10143, WR23X10162, WR23X10320, WR23X10435, WR23X10445 ... Show more , WR23X164, WR23X180, WR23X193, WR23X212, WR23X240, WR23X241, WR23X27351, WR23X359, WR23X404, WR23X411, WR23X434, WR23X475, WR23X5141, WR23X5142, WR23X5155, WR23X5160, WR23X5166 Show less
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Kenneth
July 20, 2017
Hi, I want to replace a defective hot point ctx18els refrigerator door light switch and found this part# wr23x10725 from your site. However your compatibility check tells me the part is not compatible. My original part's specification is as follows: 5a - 125v, 2.5a - 250vac. Can someone help me find the correct part #? Thank you.
For model number Hot Point CTX18ELS
Hi Kenneth, it appears that CTX18ELS is not a complete model number, which is why the compatibly check is not returning the proper result. If you have model number CTX18ELSRAD, CTX18ELSRHA, or CTX18ELSRWH the switch you have listed above (WR23X10725) will fit in your appliance. I hope this helps!

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Mark
August 16, 2017
On my refrigerator my light bulb just dangles down.. there was some clip or cover that held it in place.. can i replace that..?
For model number CTX14CAXKRWH
Hello Mark, Thank you for contacting us. I have checked the parts list for your model and they do not show a light bulb cover. They do show the light socket as having a clip on it. Perhaps this is damaged? If so you would need part number PS299782 to replace it. I hope this helps!

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Bernard
September 10, 2017
I need a light switch for the fresh food door. Is there an aftermarket alternative that would work?
For model number TPX24BRYEBB
Hi Bernard, Thank you for your inquiry. We do not sell generic parts here. We only sell OEM parts. This switch is not for your model. I have linked the switch that you are looking for down below for you. Good luck with your repair.

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Bob
October 23, 2017
Replace both light switches led assembly still not working what can be wrong
For model number pfcs1pjxcss
Hello Bob, Thank you for the question. If the switch did not fix your issue you may need to replace the LED Light Assembly. Hope this helps!

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Lana
May 1, 2018
I have a GE monogram 48" built in side by side. It has two door switches on the refrigerator side. One operates the light bulbs and the other operates an led light that is affixed to the ceiling of the frige. It is the led which is not working. The switches look identical. Is this part compatible with the led switch?
Hello Lana, thank you for contacting us, In order for us to locate the correct parts and repair information we will require the model number of the appliance. Once you have located the model number please feel free to resubmit the question and we will be happy to help you. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Marta
October 17, 2019
My question was not answered. I am resubmitting. All the info you need is in this text. I have included the model # as per your request.Does the light switch include a lightbulb? if not, how do i order it? i don't know if the lightbulb is burned out. here is my refrigerator information *partselect number ps8758429 *manufacturer part number wr23x10725 model # tfxi9llj manufactured by GE side by side thank you!
Hello Marta, thank you for writing back. The Light Bulb is sold separate from this replacement Light Switch for your model refrigerator. The Light Bulb is part number PS217532. To place an order, please feel free to contact customer service by phone, or you may do so online. Good luck with your repair!

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Marta
October 17, 2019
Does the light switch include a lightbulb? If not, how do i order it? I don't know if the lightbulb is burned out.Here is my refrigerator information partselect number ps8758429 manufacturer part number wr23x10725 manufactured by GE
For model number WR23X10725
Hello Marta, thank you for writing. The information you provided is for this Light Switch. We will need the model number for your refrigerator to locate the correct replacement parts for it. Here is a link to some tips on our website for locating the model number on your refrigerator. https://www.partselect.com/Find-Your-Refrigerator-Model-Number.aspx. We look forward to hearing back from you!

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Virgil
November 1, 2017
Don't see a switch. Where is the switch located? It is not anywhere on the door?
For model number HTS18GBSARWW
Hi Virgil, Thank you for your inquiry. There is a video on our website that you can reference on where to find the light switch. You will find the video listed under part number PS8758429. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Joe
December 8, 2017
There's no power to the switch, should i look for a disconnected wire harness elsewhere?
Hi Joe, Thank you for your question. Yes, it is always good to look at your wiring harness to make sure that it is not damaged or unplugged. If everything is fine it is likely you will have to replace your switch. Good luck with your repair.

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Neil
April 12, 2018
The fridge lights do not come on when i open the doors. They went out initially, then intermittently came back on randomly, then stopped working altogether. Also, it sat in storage for a time, and now the freezer gets perfectly cold but the fridge does not. Model gfe27gmddes. Suggestions?
For model number GFE27GMDDES
Hi Neil, Thank you for your question. If the lights are not working correctly in your refrigerator, the issue is liekly the light switch and you will need to replace it. The part number listed under your model number for the light switch is PS8758429. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Part Videos

Replacing your General Electric Refrigerator Light Switch

Customer Repair Stories
 Average Repair Rating: 4.6 / 5.0, 25 reviews. What's this?
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Sticking Light Switch
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.
  • Jonathan from Lilburn, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
106 of 119 people found this instruction helpful.
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Light switch inside refrigerator wasn't working
First turned off power and removed top shelf.
Then I used a flathead to slowly pry the switch out by the two sides. You just anlge ita bit and it slideds out easily. Then I disconnected the wires from the old switch, connected the new one and installed the new switch by snapping it back into the cutout.
  • Erick from Elmhurst, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR2X9391, WR23X10725
27 of 35 people found this instruction helpful.
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The refrigirator light would not come on.
Poped out with screwdriver the old swithch and unplugged the two wires. Plugged in the wires to the new swithch and pushed it back in the hole where the old switch was before.
  • Jania from Novato, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
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Switch failed on which kept the refrigerator warm due to heat generatered by light bulbs.
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
  • Terry from Simi Valley, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
14 of 19 people found this instruction helpful.
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Existing light switch was hard to remove.
The existing light switch was very hard to remove. I ended up having to grab it with a pair of pliers and pull it out. Once it was out, it was very easy to put in the replacement and it seems to be working fine.
  • Stephen from Jupiter, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
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Switchlight was broken on tennant's refridge
as described, I used a thin screwdriver to wedge in and pull down existing, broken switch. I was able to pull it down about a 1/4 inch, but wasn't quit able to disegage it until I gripped it with pliers. I then pulled it out, unplugged the old switch, plugged in the new switch, and carefully tucked the wires back into the fridge and snapped the new switch into place.

10 minutes total.
  • Mark from Somers Point, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful.
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light not working
I used pliers to pull lightly on the head of the switch, while I inserted a small flat head screw driver into the base of switch and gently worked around the edges to free it from the panel.
  • robert from FRANKLIN SQ, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful.
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light in freezer section not working
Using plyers Pulled old switch down and out. Put new one in and pushed new switch up into position. The switch plugs into the contacts, no wiring needed. Worked like a charm. You saved me 200 dollars GE repair bill. Thanks
  • Victor from Fort Myers, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
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Difficulty in removing the old switch
The old switch was hard to remove. Thinking that I may have to loosen the wires I used a socket wrench to remove a clamp. This was unnecessary. In the end the switch did come out using a large size screwdriver. The problem was that the expanding plastic tongue is not visible from the ouside so you have to try to feel your way around. If i had ordered the replacement before and not afterwards I would have seen this before hand.
  • James from Federal Way, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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switchlight on my refrigerator was not working
I found instructions on the web about how to do this repair, so I ordered the part with confidence. But the instructions simply said "pull out the old switchlight". That was actually somewhat difficult as the clip on the side intended to hold the part in was stubborn. I eventually used a utility to slice off the clip. From that point, it was just a matter of plugging in the new switchlight , which was very simple.
  • Eileen from Coto de Caza, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
  • Parts Used:
    WR23X10725
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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS8758429
Manufacturer Part Number: WR23X10725
Brand
Model Number
Description
General Electric
140060A
Refrigerator - REFRIGERATOR
General Electric
31861-1
Refrigerator
General Electric
31880
Refrigerator
General Electric
36211XBMBRWW
Refrigerator
General Electric
36211XBMDRWW
Refrigerator
General Electric
36211XBMERWW
General Electric
36211XBMFRWW
General Electric
36211XBRERWW
General Electric
36211XBRFRWW
Kenmore
36337400790
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337400791
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337400792
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337401790
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337401791
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337401792
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337408790
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337408791
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337408792
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337409790
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337409791
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337409792
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337450791
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337450792
Refrigerator
Kenmore
36337450890
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Kenmore
36337451791
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Kenmore
36337451792
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Kenmore
36337451890
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Kenmore
36337458791
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Kenmore
36337458792
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Kenmore
36337458890
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