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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.

Light Assembly
The light assembly might be defective. Some manufacturers don’t sell the light assembly components separately, and instead require you to purchase the light assembly.

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

Light Switch
To determine if the light switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the light switch does not have continuity, replace it.

Door 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.

Light 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 Board
First, ensure that the light board is receiving the proper amount of voltage. If the light board is receiving sufficient voltage, but the refrigerator light will not work, replace the light board.


Light bulb, 7 Watt
PBA-LED lamp
Indicator light assembly, orange
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