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Old 07-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Freezer light not working


We have a Maytag fridge where the freezer is on the bottom. It has the drawer that slides out to open. It is just over a year old. The light doesn't work, so I bought a new bulb, but it still doesn't work. We noticed that the light wasn't working right after a repairman left from working on another problem with it.

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My wife said the repairman had to remove the freezer drawer to do his work. Is it possible that he might have caused the light to stop working? Is there some kind of switch that activates when the drawer is pulled open? Could he have not replaced the drawer correctly?

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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try a new bulb, or try to screw your other bulb in a little tighter sometimes they need a little extra tweek to make contact. As far as the repair there is nothing he should have done that would make your light not work. There is a light switch up front in the middle, check that also.

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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I did try a new bulb before starting this thread. It appears to be in snugly.

By switch, I meant an automatic type switch that makes the light come on when the drawer is opened. I would assume that the light goes off when the drawer is closed. This is why I was wondering if removing the drawer for the last repair might have something to do with the light not working now.

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There is a light switch up front in the middle, check that also.
I couldn't find this.
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You didn't post model/serial # so have no-way of knowing what unit you have. if there's an i/maker in the frz; it stops when door is opened. so if that's ok it's prob what Hw/m said.
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You didn't post model/serial # so have no-way of knowing what unit you have.
Sorry about that. It's a Maytag model MFF2258VEW2, serial number K01395248. The icemaker has a wire shutoff arm when the ice tray below fills up or when the door opens.
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The repairman called back and directed us to the switch, which corrected the problem. He said he must have bumped it putting the drawer backon.

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