GE Refrigerator Repair – How to Replace the Light Switch (GE Part# WR23X21073)

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we’d like to explain you how to change the door switch on your refrigerator. Door switch fails your light may not come on, or if it’s a freezer door switch your ice maker may continue to run with the door open.

It’s a really easy job to change.
Let me explain you how we do it. Now this switch will fit a variety of models both side by side, top mount and bottom mount.

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We’ve chosen the bottom mount for our demonstration, and the procedure for replacing this switch will be similar for all styles. Now the first thing we’ll need to do is disconnect power to the refrigerator.

You’ll pull it forward so that we can unplug it, or locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker, or remove the appropriate fuse, and then we can start to repair. Now that I have the door opened upWe’re going to take a putty knife and we’re going to come in on the right hand side of that switch and just depress the plastic locking tab that secures it through that liner just to press that enough. We can pull down on the switch at the same time. Just rotate that switch clockwise as you’re pulling down on it.

The wire harness is typically long enough and we can pull it through that opening. Once we have the switch out we remove the wires from the old one. You may need a pair of needle nose pliers. [unintelligible 00:01:28]. You just pull on the terminal.

Take note of the location of each of the wires and discard the old switch. We’ll take the new switch, connect the wires in the proper position. Make sure they’re all nice and snug. on the
When we install that switch we’re going to put the terminal end of the switch in first, push up in as far as it will go, and pivot it counter clockwise to lock it into place. The spring type tab on that right hand side of the switch will hold it in place.

Just feed the wire harness up into the opening. Once we have it started into that hole push it up until it’s flush on the left hand side and then pivot it to snap it in on the right hand side. Now that we have the switch intact we can close up the door. We’re now ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete.

GE Refrigerator Repair – How to Replace the Light Switch (GE Part# WR23X21073)

we’d like to explain you how to change the door switch on your refrigerator.
Door switch fails your light may not come on, or if it’s a freezer door switch your ice maker may continue to run with the door open. It’s a really easy job to change.

Let me explain you how we do it.
Now this switch will fit a variety of models both side by side, top mount and bottom mount. We’ve chosen the bottom mount for our demonstration, and the procedure for replacing this switch will be similar for all styles.

Now the first thing we’ll need to do is disconnect power to the refrigerator. You’ll pull it forward so that we can unplug it, or locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker, or remove the appropriate fuse, and then we can start to repair. Now that I have the door opened upWe’re going to take a putty knife and we’re going to come in on the right hand side of that switch and just depress the plastic locking tab that secures it through that liner just to press that enough.

We can pull down on the switch at the same time. Just rotate that switch clockwise as you’re pulling down on it. The wire harness is typically long enough and we can pull it through that opening.

Once we have the switch out we remove the wires from the old one. You may need a pair of needle nose pliers. [unintelligible 00:01:28].
You just pull on the terminal. Take note of the location of each of the wires and discard the old switch.

We’ll take the new switch, connect the wires in the proper position. Make sure they’re all nice and snug. When we install that switch we’re going to put the terminal end of the switch in first, push up in as far as it will go, and pivot it counter clockwise to lock it into place. The spring type tab on that right hand side of the switch will hold it in place.

Just feed the wire harness up into the opening. Once we have it started into that hole push it up until it’s flush on the left hand side and then pivot it to snap it in on the right hand side. Now that we have the switch intact we can close up the door. We’re now ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete.