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Door Switch

$27.83
Fix Number: FIX12731166
Manufacturer #: W11396033
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This part includes one authentically sourced 3-pin rocker switch for a refrigerator. It is responsible for turning the light on inside the fridge when the door is open. It is commonly replaced because the light has stopped turning on with the door open. For this simple repair, start by disconnecting the power. Use a putty knife and a flathead screwdriver to pry the door switch out of the liner. Disengage the wire harness to release the damaged switch. Install the new door switch by first connecting it to the wire harness. Line the switch up on the liner and snap it into position. Power it back up and double-check that it is working.

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  • Customer:
    Charles from Madisonville, LA
  • Parts Used:
    W11396033
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
light in freezer would not go on
video very helpful . had no problems at all.
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  • Customer:
    James from Aurora, IN
  • Parts Used:
    W11396033
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
Left door light switch broken
Unlike the easy installation in the video, this model has the switch & connector glued in with injected foam. I had to pry and dig the old switch out of the door and then dig the connector out. This was all but impossible and I put some scrapes on the door panel doing it. Installation of the new switch was a breeze after almost destroying my fridge getting the old switch outI. If you have this model, I would recommend having a pro replace it for you! One more tip, this switch not only controls the light but also controls the ice maker, so if you botch the job, your ice maker won't work either!
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  • Customer:
    Edward from Greer, SC
  • Parts Used:
    W11396033
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
Switch actuator was broken
Replaced the switch. It was easily pried out with the putty knife blade by sliding the knife blade under the switch flange, depressing the lock tab and gently twisting the knife blade to pop the switch body out. Unplug the connector to remove the faulty switch from the wiring harness and plug in the replacement. The connector is designed to fit on only one way. Push the wiring and the switch back into the opening, orienting the new switch in the same orientation as the old switch. It snaps in with light finger pressure.
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  • Customer:
    Garrison from Fremont, NE
  • Parts Used:
    W11396033
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Problem wasn't light switches as indicated
Ice sheet in freezer was holding door open slightly. Removing ice sheet allowed door to close and restarted light and icemaker.
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  • Customer:
    Tom from Louisville, KY
  • Parts Used:
    W11396033
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
Light switch on left side broken
I followed the how to video on the parts page. That only worked to a point. In the video the wiring harness on the inside of the door pulled out the hole far enough to disconnect the old switch and connect the new. On my refrigerator, there was no slack at all. I had to loop a length of waxed dental floss around the female connector and pull it firmly to the opening. This allowed me to connect the replacement switch by rotating the switch counter-clockwise into the hole. This allowed me to make the required connection although I could no see what I was doing.
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  • Customer:
    peter from carver, MA
  • Parts Used:
    W11396033
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
door switch was worn out causing ice and water dispenser not to work
door switch was worn out causing ice and water dispenser not to work installed new switch it works but i have to open the door first to make the dispenser work so the switch is backward and its not from installation beacause you can only attach wires one way i have to come up with a way to rewire sw
put in new switch and it works backwards no good have to open door every time top make dispensers work great stuff
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX12731166
Manufacturer Part Number: W11396033
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