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Replacing Light Switch on Kenmore refrigerator

Kenmore Refrigerator/Freezer Model No. 253.6824480
How do you remove the Light switch in the refrigerator section of this unit?
Can it be pryed out with a flat bladed tool & what precautions should be taken? Is it necessary to remove the control console to remove it & if so, How? Please be specific,as I don't want to damage the control console!

Also, what is the correct Part Number for this item? I can locate the part number for the switch in the freezer compartment but not the one in the Refrigerator section.
Thank you!

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Lyle W
The part number for that light switch is 241554901. You can order that part from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. Here is a direct link for that part:

Light Switch

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I provided some photographs of that part in the first image below. It is held in that control console by a clip that you can see on those photographs.

Unplug the refrigerator

to disconnect electrical power before you remove that switch. You can try to carefully pry that switch out of the control console. You may not be able to get it out of the console since that clip will probably prevent it from being removed. Since you are replacing the switch, it would not hurt to break the clip on that switch to remove it but that may cause damage to the console. You will probably need to release the console and drop it down to release that clip. The second image shows a parts diagram of the control console on that refrigerator. The switch is circled in red. The screws that secure that console to the roof of the refrigerator section are circled in green. You can remove those screws and then carefully drop that console and release that clip then pull the switch through the front opening in that console. (NOTE: The screws on the parts diagram below are the only ones shown for that console. You may need to search and other fasteners or clips if the console will not drop down after removing those screws.) You should have enough slack in the wiring that is attached to that switch so that you can pull it through that opening and attach the new switch. Re-attach the console and then install the new switch.

I hope that this information helps you complete this repair. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

If you get to a point where you need to have a service technician install that switch, you can schedule one through this link:

Sears Home Services

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by Lyle W Earned 3,075 community points in Kenmore
November 18th, 2011
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