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The light doesn’t go out in my fridge freezer

If the light in your fridge freezer is staying on even when the door’s shut, the extra heat it generates could spoil your food. There are a number of possible causes. It could be an issue with your appliance’s light switch, or the problem could be with the door fitted to your appliance. Whatever it is, we’re on hand to help you out and get that light sorted.

Problems with the fitted doors

The first thing to check is if there’s a problem with the way the doors were fitted. The seal on your fridge freezer’s door should be tight against the appliance when the door’s shut. You can test this by putting a piece of paper in the door when you close it. If the paper falls to the floor, you will need to have the door re-installed. It’ll be worth checking with the person or company that fitted your fridge freezer. If it’s their mistake they should fix it for you. Otherwise you may need to get someone else to come and help you out. We offer a repair service that could help – find out more below.

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Check your fridge freezer's light switch

If there’s no problem with the doors, it might be an issue with the light switch inside your fridge freezer. When you close the door, it presses against a switch at the top which turns the light off. To see if the switch is working, simply open the door again and press the switch yourself. If the light stays on you will need to replace the light switch. A replacement is pretty simple to find, and you can fix it in a matter of minutes. For a step-by-step guide, check out our handy how tos.

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Contact the manufacturer

If you’re still having trouble, try checking the product manual. It’ll likely have more specific solutions for your model. If you can’t find it, or you still can’t fix the issue, try giving the manufacturer a call. They’ll be able to talk you through any further ideas. Check out the link below for a list of manufacturers’ numbers.

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