Fridge Light Won’t Turn Off

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A fridge is definitely one of the most important and useful electronic appliances in your house. Though it is very essential and used daily, it needs proper maintenance regularly. But the hardest part of any refrigerator is to figure out the exact parts that you need. So, if your fridge light won’t turn off for some reason, try to figure out where the problem is coming from first.

Fridge Light Won’t Turn Off - Troubleshooting the Issue 

Your fridge light won’t turn off? There’s no need to worry. Figure out where the problem is stemming from and call a professional to come and repair it if necessary.

Why is the Light Not Turning Off?

Your fridge knows exactly when to turn on and off the light because of the door switch which is released when you open and close the door. This switch is quite small in size and is mainly located near the top of the fridge door. It is generally mounted inside the fresh food compartment in the plastic liner of the fridge’s interior. In case it is stuck and cannot switch on or off, then you have to carefully remove the part of the liner.

If you have a multi-meter at your house, then you can check the continuity of the fridge light. There should be continuity when the switch is up and there must not be any continuity when the switch is down. Look for the spring that is located inside the switch. This helps to pop open when you open the door. If you find that the fridge light is not turning off even when you are closing the door, then there can be a problem with the switch and the spring. If this is the case, it might be time for you to simply replace your fridge light with a new one.

Calling a Professional

If you think that this is almost impossible for you to handle alone, then you can surely call a professional for help. The professionals are highly trained and skilled, and can handle these problems perfectly. You do not have to worry about replacing the switches or any other issues you may have with your fridge such as a filtered water issue, compressor noise, ice dispenser issue or anything else.

If you are calling a professional, then make sure to check the reviews and feedback regarding that professional properly. It is important to hire a professional who is not only skilled but also experienced. The experience is an important factor for when you are looking for someone who can solve your problem efficiently without any confusion. You call look for a professional online as this is the best place to know more about their work, experience and backgrounds.


So, now you know the exact reason why the fridge light won't turn off even when you are closing the fridge door. This is typically due to the switch or the spring. To make sure that it is functioning properly, you have to make sure that the professional is skilled an experienced enough. Besides that, you have to ensure that you are taking proper care and clean your refrigerator and all of your other appliances as you’re preparing for homeownership. Some simple maintenance of the fridge can extend its longevity and durability to a great extent.


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