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Product Help | Whirlpool

Interior Lights Flickering - Side by Side Refrigerator

Possible Solutions  

Is the door switch being activated?  

The interior lights in your refrigerator are controlled by the door switch.  This switch is activated when the door is opened and closed. If the switch is not being engaged properly, it could cause the interior lights to remain off.  The door switch location varies by model number, but in most refrigerators, it can be found either near the top or bottom of the door opening.

To ensure proper door switch contact check the following:

  • The refrigerator is level and doors are properly aligned
  • Ensure there are no magnets or electronic devices (Speaker, CoolVox, etc) within 3 inches of the door switch

For specific installation instruction information, for your model, please see the Owner's Manual.

Cycle Power

  1. Unplug or disconnect power from the appliance. 
  2. Wait 1 minute
  3. Reconnect power and monitor the appliance.


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