Testing if the Door Switch is Activated on your Whirlpool Refrigerator
To Test the Interior Lights:
- The interior lights should come on when the door is opened.
- Depress the door switch manually with the door open to verify the interior lights are turning off and on
- If the door switch is not shutting the light(s) off the refrigerator may get too warm
To Test the Ice Maker:
- Apply a piece of tape to the door switch.
- Wait 24 hours to see if ice has formed.
To Test the Water Dispenser:
- Manually depress the door switch with a piece of tape
- Depress the dispenser paddle to call for water
Is the Refrigerator Level?
- A refrigerator that is not level from side-to-side may appear to have doors that are not properly aligned causing the door switch to operate incorrectly.
- If the doors appear this way refer to your Owner's Manual or Installation Instructions for Leveling and Door Alignment procedures.
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