500 Series Refrigerator or Freezer Lights Not Turning Off

Core Issue:

  • 500 Series refrigerator or freezer lights not turning off
  • 500 Series lights stay on all the time
  • Defective light switch

Steps to Verify Issue:

500 Series models (except 501R and 501F):
  1. Verify nothing is keeping the door from fully closing.
  2. Open the door and push the light switch (switch on left-hand side) in and out and wiggle it back and forth. If the lights are not affected, replace the light switch. See Light Switch Instructions.

501R and 501F models:

  1. Verify nothing is keeping the door from fully closing.
  2. Open the door and the push light switch (switch on right-hand side) in and out and wiggle it back and forth. If the lights are not affected, replace the light switch. See 501 and 601 Models and 501 & 601 Series Grille Removal.

Answer:

Replace the light switch:

  • 500 Series model (except 501R and 501F) light switch part number: 7014646
  • 501R and 501F model light switch part number: 7004257

Verify availability and part number accuracy using the Parts Price List. Contact a Factory Certified Parts Distributor to order parts.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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