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Kenmore Refrigerator Light Not Working


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.

Light Bulb for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Light Bulb - Part # 937233 Mfg Part # 240436702

Light bulb, 40 Watt, 120 Volt, frosted

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Cause 2Door 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 # 917528 Mfg Part # 240505801
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Cause 3Light 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.

Light Socket for your KenmoreRefrigerator
Light Socket - Part # 1056608 Mfg Part # 241559801
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