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SWITCH LIGHT

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PartSelect Number PS8758429
Manufacturer Part Number WR23X10725
Manufactured by GE

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.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Refrigerator, Freezer, Wine and Beverage Cooler.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Light not working.
  • Fridge too warm.

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Question:

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.

Kenneth for model number Hot Point CTX18ELS
Answer:

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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I need a light switch for the fresh food door. Is there an aftermarket alternative that would work?

Bernard for model number TPX24BRYEBB
Answer:

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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Question:

On my refrigerator my light bulb just dangles down.. there was some clip or cover that held it in place.. can i replace that..?

Mark for model number CTX14CAXKRWH
Answer:

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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Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jonathan from Lilburn, GA

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.

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21 of 28 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Erick from Elmhurst, NY

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.

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20 of 26 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jania from Novato, CA

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.

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13 of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Terry from Simi Valley, CA

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

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12 of 14 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Stephen from Jupiter, FL

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.

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4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: robert from FRANKLIN SQ, NY

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.

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6 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Victor from Fort Myers, FL

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

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3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Mike from SAINT MICHAEL, MN

Old switch fell apart and bulb burned out

Popped out old switch with flat screwdriver. Moved wires to new switch.new one went in easily.

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5 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Eileen from Coto de Caza, CA

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.

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Daniel from Crown Point, IN

Refrigerator light wouldn't come on.

After replacing the light bulb and still no light I manually pushed the light switch button. Intermittently the light would come on then go out. I removed the power plug from the power source then replaced the light switch. I plugged the refrigerator back in and now I open the door the light comes on and stays on until the door is closed.

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Mark from Somers Point, NJ

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.

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Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jodi from Benton Harbor, MI

Light out

Turned off the breaker to the fridge because I couldn't reach the power plug to unplug it . Use small flat head screwdriver to pop out the piece, disconnected the rubber prong connectors, inserted the new piece into the rubber prongs snapped it back into place. Flipped the breaker back on and prayed it worked. It did and I saved myself $120 service call.

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Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: paypal_shipping_address from Ripon, CA

Light would no longer turn on

I watched the video online, followed the instructions and within minutes had the part installed. The frig light was working once again! I will say the original switch was very snug and I had to do some very minor scraping of the plastic to get the new part to slide in.

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3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: James from Federal Way, AL

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.

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Parts Used:
  • SWITCH LIGHT
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Robert from Coto de Caza, CA

Interior light did not go on due to faulty switch

I ordered two switches, replaced both with a knife in 10 minutes. Interior light works, thanks.

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