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Kenmore Refrigerator Light Not Working

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator light not working are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator light not working

Cause 1Light Bulb

The light bulb might be out. Replace the light bulb before replacing any of the other parts associated with the light bulb.

Parts
Light Bulb for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Light Bulb - Part # 946212 Mfg Part # 40A15

40 Watt clear appliance bulb

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Cause 2Light Bulb

The light bulb might be out. Replace the light bulb before replacing any of the other parts associated with the light bulb.

Parts
Light Bulb for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Light Bulb - Part # 946556 Mfg Part # 7C7

Light bulb, 7 Watt

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Cause 3Door Switch

To determine if the door switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the door switch does not have continuity when activated, replace it.

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Door Switch for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Door Switch - Part # 300210 Mfg Part # WR23X427
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Cause 4Door Switch

To determine if the door switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the door switch does not have continuity when activated, replace it.

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Parts
Door Switch for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Door Switch - Part # 3032790 Mfg Part # WR23X10725

Refrigerator light switch. This switch activates the refrigerator light when the door is open. It also prevents the dispenser from working if the door is open.

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Cause 5Light Socket

To determine if the light socket is defective, use a multimeter to determine if the socket is getting power. If the socket is getting power, but the light bulb won’t work, this indicates that the light socket is defective. If the light socket is defective, replace it.

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Light Socket for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Light Socket - Part # 2446 Mfg Part # WR2X9391
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Cause 6Light Socket

To determine if the light socket is defective, use a multimeter to determine if the socket is getting power. If the socket is getting power, but the light bulb won’t work, this indicates that the light socket is defective. If the light socket is defective, replace it.

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Light Socket for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Cause 7Light Socket

To determine if the light socket is defective, use a multimeter to determine if the socket is getting power. If the socket is getting power, but the light bulb won’t work, this indicates that the light socket is defective. If the light socket is defective, replace it.

Parts
Light Socket for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Light Socket - Part # 299579 Mfg Part # WR2X9561

Socket, small lamp

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