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Old 03-06-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Refrigerator light

What triggers the light in the fridge to turn on? When I open the door it doesn't always come on. Sometimes I have to turn to fridge off then back on to make the light work.

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Old 03-06-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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Not much info to go on but there usually is a switch activated by the door opening. If it has goo on it there can be a problem with movement.

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Old 03-07-2016, 08:05 AM   #3
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What model RV and what model fridge? Some use a magnetic switch others a manual lever right on the light. I have the latter and it occasional gets something spilled on it, I pull the cover off and wipe whatever off with a clorox wipe. Then go back to camping.

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Old 03-09-2016, 06:12 PM   #4
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Check for a loose wire or corroded connection at the control board. The power for the light comes from this board. On our Dometic, it's outside and has a black plastic cover.
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Old 03-11-2016, 10:43 AM   #5
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Sorry for the delay in getting back. The unit is a Norcold model N611VFLT. I have check all the connections, everything looked good. I have also searched for some sort of triggering mechanism that would turn the light on when you open the door and cannot find one. The only way I have found to turn the light on is to push the button and turn the unit off then turn it back on. It has a time delay when it is on that turns it off after a little while. Any ideas?
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Old 03-11-2016, 04:09 PM   #6
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From what I have read there is a magnet inside the door and a magnetic reed switch located under the optical display that operates the light.

Here is a link that may help you out.

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It is a PDF file, got to page 19.

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Old 03-11-2016, 05:28 PM   #7
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My optical display is not like any of those, only an on and off button. My old camper had the control like the 6 series in the picture. But I did check for a magnetic type sensor. The door has a magnet but I took the control off and there is not any type of sensor in the control box. The lady from Norcold said it was something to do with it being a V series. I guess the V is for value. I'll try to get by a shop on the way to a camping trip and get it checked. I think it's something to do with the thermistor assembly. Thanks everyone for the help.

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