I'd like to test to see if door switch AP3192880 is working. I know how to test using a multimeter if there were 2 contacts, but there are 3 contacts - what do they do and across which two should I test? Thanks!
Answer E.W.H. This appears to be the freezer door switch, it's a SPDT switch (single pole double throw). The common terminal is where the brown wire attaches, when the door switch is closed the circuit is between the brown and red wire terminals. When the freezer door is open the circuit is between the brown and blue wire terminals that allow power to the interior lights.
My door switch is broke and taped shut can that keep the fridge from getting cold.
If the light is not going off then yes it can keep the unit from cooling properly. The damper door on the refrigerator side will close when the door opens to keep excessive moisture from flowing through the system.
HOW DO YOU REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR SWITCH FOR TESTING?
Answer Hello Edward,
To remove the light switch you will need to use a flat blade screwdriver to almost pry it out. This is foamed in place and is difficult to remove. You would do better to check the light socket to make sure getting 120 vac to the socket.
How do I check to see if the freezer switch is good?
Answer Hello B.B. You can test the switch WR23X10179. With the switch closed, it should read open and with the switch open, it should read closed. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
This switch has 3 wires. Which means it does more than just turn the light on. What else does it do? Does it power up the ice and water through the door?
Answer Hi J. It does more than the light control. It interrupts the power to the fouyntain control, and user interface board. The door switch is part # WR23X10179. Thank You.
Spilled soda in the refrigerator side and the switch to turn on the light will not come out all the way. We cleaned it and the area thoroughly to no avail. Do we need a new switch?
Answer Hello Veronica! Yes, the light switch will need to be replaced. Your part number is WR23X10179. You can use a putty knife to gently pry out the current switch. Replace the new switch by pushing into place. Thanks!