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Whirlpool Refrigerator Light Switch Replacement Part # 2149705

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the light switch on a Whirlpool refrigerator. The most common reason for replacing the light switch is when the light won't turn on and the light bulb isn't burned out.

All of the information for this fridge light switch replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Estate, Crosley, Amana, Inglis, Jenn Air

Tools needed: multi screwdriver, stubby Phillips screwdriver

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, you should unplug the power cord before beginning.
2
To replace the light switch in your refrigerator first remove the screws securing the control panel.
3
Pull the control panel forward to release.
4
You can detach the grounding wire and the crisper light wire connecter for better access.
5
If you do this, remove the screw to release the damper control arm to prevent it from breaking.
6
Now depress the light switch plunger and use a flathead screwdriver to help pry the old switch out of the retaining slots.
7
Disconnect the wires from the switch.
8
You’re now ready to install the new light switch.
9
Connect the wires to the new switch.
10
Now depress the plunger and insert the new switch into the retaining slots.
11
Align the slot in the damper control arm with the freezer control cam then replace the screw to secure the arm.
12
Reconnect the crisper light wire connecter and reattach the grounding wire to the heat shield.
13
Align the control panel on the mounting tabs and push it into place.
14
Replace the screws to secure.
15
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the new light switch is functioning properly.
16
Please note that a spacer is included with the new switch that can be attached to the inner door liner to ensure the plunger will be fully depressed.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the light switch on a Whirlpool refrigerator. The most common reason for replacing the light switch is when the light won't turn on and the light bulb isn't burned out.

All of the information for this fridge light switch replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Estate, Crosley, Amana, Inglis, Jenn Air

Tools needed: multi screwdriver, stubby Phillips screwdriver
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, you should unplug the power cord before beginning.
2
To replace the light switch in your refrigerator first remove the screws securing the control panel.
3
Pull the control panel forward to release.
4
You can detach the grounding wire and the crisper light wire connecter for better access.
5
If you do this, remove the screw to release the damper control arm to prevent it from breaking.
6
Now depress the light switch plunger and use a flathead screwdriver to help pry the old switch out of the retaining slots.
7
Disconnect the wires from the switch.
8
You’re now ready to install the new light switch.
9
Connect the wires to the new switch.
10
Now depress the plunger and insert the new switch into the retaining slots.
11
Align the slot in the damper control arm with the freezer control cam then replace the screw to secure the arm.
12
Reconnect the crisper light wire connecter and reattach the grounding wire to the heat shield.
13
Align the control panel on the mounting tabs and push it into place.
14
Replace the screws to secure.
15
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the new light switch is functioning properly.
16
Please note that a spacer is included with the new switch that can be attached to the inner door liner to ensure the plunger will be fully depressed.

Applicable Product Model

Refrigerator
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Cooling System
Icemaking System
Dispensing System
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