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How to Test if the Door Switch is Activated

Is the Door Switch being Activated?

To Test the Interior Lights:

  • The interior lights should come on when 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 cold.

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 Use and Care Guide or Installation Instructions for Leveling and Door Alignment procedures.

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