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Old 04-27-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Refrigerator inside light.

The inside light for our refrig does not turn on when opening the door. I have checked the bulb and the filiment is not broken. The connections also look ok, both at the bulb and at the switch that turns it on and off. Is it possible that the switch has gone bad and is there a way to check the switch. The refrigerator itself is working fine.

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:48 PM   #2
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There is a fuse on the control board.... is your fridge working for certain?
I believe there is a 5 and a 3 amp glass cartridge type fuse.
Maybe a little contact cleaner and massage of the switch.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:52 PM   #3
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If the door is open you should have voltage on both sides of the switch. With a volt meter test for voltage on both side of the switch.

If you only have voltage on one side the switch is either dirty or broken. If you don't have voltage at all look at the fuses on the frig. control board.
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I have replaced the switch twice. Not a big deal to do. Right now I am carrying 2 spare switches. The last switch I bench tested with a 9v battery and meter and found it worked intermittently. The plastic cover can be pried off and the rest is easy.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:41 AM   #5
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Switch failures on the newer Dometic fridges are, unfortunately, common.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
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I went an orered a new switch
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #7
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That explains it! Just had that problem this week. I tapped the light and it won't back on. Then off. Then on intermittently. Since the fridge kept showing me the temp (and everything was cold) I'm assuming it's the switch issue you're talking about and not something worse. I might live without the light for a while, though I was thinking about connecting one of those refrigerator fans to the light...will have to think about this.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:14 AM   #8
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I had a heck of time finding the switch as the ones pictured on ebay , Amazon were not the same. Called Dometic twice. First time they could not fine the MFG # so I reread it (I did have it right) and called back. They found it and sent me the parts list.
The Model # of my refrig is RM3762LBX and the MFG # is 958530313. The switch part number is 233-3851000012. I ultimately ordered a couple from AnyRV parts.

If you dcide to get one this may save you some time.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:06 AM   #9
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Many thanks, urnmor!
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:29 PM   #10
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Same problem on mine. Please someone post a picture of where the switch is and how to replace it.

Thanks in advance.

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I will take a picture tomorrow and post. In the meantime if you open the refrig door the switch is on your left side about halfway down the left edge when looking into the refrig.

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I will take a picture tomorrow and post. In the meantime if you open the refrig door the switch is on your left side about halfway down the left edge when looking into the refrig.

John
Thanks I'll look for it

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #13
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I went to install the new switch and the interior light still does not work. I checked the only fuse I saw on the control board and it is fine. If there is a second fuse on that board I do not see it. I did check the fuse in the panel box inside the trailer and it was also fine. Also the light does not look broken as the filament is one piece and attached.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:56 PM   #14
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Interior Light photos

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Here are pictures of the switch for the refrig interior light
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