I guess I should send them the link to this thread. Everyone is having the same issue of the electrical defect with their LED module and Whirlpool does nothing! So the bottom line is that if one bulb goes out, but it's still intact, then yes, the light set will stay lit. The light stopped flickering, left the door open for another few minutes. If so, you will need to replace the socket. Same strobe problem with my relatively new Kenmore. Could that be right? They come in different sizes and are best used for illuminating the exterior of your home. I'm giving this a try! So I decided to “macgyver" an led module. So I ordered a roll of flexible water resistant led strip thru amazon. The light assembly pops down with one pair of wires to a relatively wide connector and one pair to a narrow connector - in my case the problem one. So I have a Maytag fridge with the same light module. Thanks for your electrical question Kevin. I did the same thing, it would work as long as I leave the lite hang, then putting it back it don't.. Im not the only one complaining about the inside lights in my whirlpool frig..i hear this is a huge problem.. Your motion sensor lights are supposed to give you a sense of security and peace of mind. 05/06/2020 by I popped the top Refrig LED Module out, snapped the TWO plugs out and checked looked the LED Module over thoroughly - nothing out of the ordinary, so I put it back in - still both refrigerator lights dim and the freezer module LED still not working. I will use a flashlight before I do the latter. Ceiling Fan Wiring. What board? Where is board.I don't have a tool to solder it?t, 11/18/2019 by Should we talk about a class action law suit? vickiharrel. I have multiple z-wave dimmers around the house all connected to a SmartThings 2.0 Linear WD500Z Z-Wave Dimmers. My last Kenmore (made by Whirlpool) refrigerator was 20 years old, and had the. @jonblair get a solder iron kit from Amazon they cost around 25 bucks. It worked, lights are back on but, for how long? Works great! While the light function of an LED may last for years, drivers can give out much sooner. Tried contact cleaner but it failed. I have another Hampton bay remote receiver from an old fan. The DIP Switch settings may need to be adjusted to avoid frequency sharing or conflict. I hope @palmcoast26 just had some lemons. I then removed the Freezer LED Module (which is a pain as it’s further back in the freezer). Dave’s Reply: Background: Kevin, a Homeowner from TARRYTOWN, NY. After I started loading the freezer back up again though... it started again... so I repeated the process on the freezer light. Some owners have had "short-term" success by detaching the LED module, unplugging the 2 wires, and plugging it back in. The problem is with R15 chip on the main board. 5. If you can have a local repair shop solder it cheap it heats having to buy a new one. LED light stores energy. Solution is to replace the model with 120V LED light. having same issue, they need to just use regular light bulbs and forget this new LED garbage, my fridge is only 16 months old, this is absurd! Let it cool and viola no more problems and saved 89 to 149 bucks. The other light may be interfering with the photocell, and this could be verified by placing a shield at the photocell to block the light from the other light fixture. Works great. then i proceeded to dry with a blow dryer. However, both keep turning off randomly without such reason. This is a short-term solution, but worth the try first round! Your problem is with R15 on the board. so for me it was a matter of reading all these responses and i do agree there is an issue with the parts getting humidity, so i took the main light and removed it from the housing and poured rubbing alcohol on it to clean board. Less ice in the fall; no problem now. Previously, I thought I had narrowed things down to the freezer light. Order online at http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlp... Agree, but this is the only solution at this time! Plugged them back, after 6 minutes plugged fridge back. It's 7/10/20. If it is a factory defect, the part should gbe recalled and the company should repair it. Our old Kenmore also lasted 20 years no repairs. Perry Sandino, gearhead Industry Standards. it would be nice if there were a kit for this repair because while djab and myself have come across r15 failure, any component on these boards is at risk due to the horrible and irregular coating applied to them. This dusk to dawn light bulb will light up at night or when dusk sets in and go off at dawn when rooms and hallways begin to have natural light.
If the light from your security lights is flickering, the course of action depends on whether the problem lies with single or multiple lights. The first two reasons can be found in the LED light itself. Then disconnect the two cables attached to it. Either way, thanks for the suggestions. Bottom line is this should NOT be happening on a Refrigerator that is only 15 months old ! I had given up before and had just disconnected on of the lights... so, like you way, our family could avoid getting a seizure, too! It's pressure fit, squeeze it or use a screwdriver to pull it down. So nothing lit up. The top main main light worked but of course the others did not. I will not purchase Whirlpool with led module anymore. Ideally it would just replace the board and have the second connector on it to power the other two modules in the fridge and freezer. I read most of the comments and decided to take a look at our WRS 342 FIAM C2. Resoldered it. Wished we could replace with just a regular bulb like the older refrigerators had.. 03/07/2019 by This helped solved the problem, the light is now on no flickering at all, it’s been a few days, still working great. Cut a piece of hard plastic to replace the old led board. Other problems include turning on and off through the night, timer issues and parts failure. My R17 is fine and says 910 on the top. That's more than $200 for a light. They are used for: Security reasons: it provides light sufficient enough to see when an intruder comes in. vickiharrel. push on tab holes in front of light with small flat screw driver. ... My wife and I have been putting up with this stupid strobing for over a month... as we are presently in this crazy coronavirus lockdown. A gentle pinch on the front/back of the assembly worked like a charm (may have to move the assembly around once it partially drops to fully detach). PLEASE AT LEAST TRY THIS BEFORE SPENDING MONEY. We both feel our lives just got a whole lot better without worrying about getting some epileptic seizure every time we we got some milk! I will attach photos. Remember the small incandescent refrigerator appliance bulbs that even the most mechanically inept person could easily replace and only cost $2 ? Btw this is the main light module W10515058 LED Light. Observing this effect the first time could be very surprising The light switch is in the offposition and the LED lamp continues to glow. Not sure. If your motion sensor lights keep flashing on and off… I just got up to check it again. Pull the connector out and put in back in 3-5 times. Not sure whether its the bulb, LED driver or the switch causing the problem. Choose your type of question. By the way, this strategy explains one other person's post where they went to all the trouble to replace the main board and their lights still flicker! Dimmable LED light bulb. The lights go on when the doors are opened and off when they are closed - this is MY solution. E asy to use: you never have to remember to switch it on/off. The problem comes when I only want the fan on. However after doing some research it seems to be a result of poor soldering on the board which cracks and certain resisters and the switch on J2 of the board become disconnected. rich mcdaniel. It lit but not all LEDs. In most of these cases the LED just lights up very weakly but also this could be annoying if the luminaire is mounted in your bedroom for example. Will try the bulb first. The lights were fine when I let the unit dangle. As the name implies, a dusk to dawn light comes on at sunset, stays on, and goes off at sunrise. there are only a few components on the board so a kit for this with a proper coating agent wouldn't cost anywhere near the cost of a replacement module, 11/23/2019 by harpreet manan, Real dim lights used to Flickr then quit Whirlpool side-by-side WRS325FDAW04 would love to hear when there is a class action suit on whirlpool for this factory defect of the lights, 06/02/2020 by Detailed Electrical Wiring Diagrams and Pictures assist your Home Electrical Projects. It's been over 2 months now and the lights work perfectly well. But I had to first figure out the module voltage inputs. the circuit they are on is for dc conversion, but they get corroded and fail. Dimming switches cause the most issues because many of them are incompatible with modern LED technology. My son fixed mine as you recommended! Solutions range from tapping the light to replacing parts. My two LED lights on the Refrigerator side went dim, and the one freezer light totally stopped working on Model WRS 325FDAM04. this will air to flow in behind light to keep circut board dry. Crying shame they designed the original part w/ a dimmer, know it's an issue but don't own up to it w/ their customers, and then charge $188+ for replacement part (small strip of LED lights... w/ a dimmer), See link in previous answer for the exact replacement LED module. It is now dim. Suspect humidity is an issue - it also started accumulating ice in the bottom of the freezer which had to be cleaned out twice a day at the worst. Did not have a resistor of that value. The receiver has the standard block and white wires on one side for the incoming power. jonathan minton. I taped the "on" button down with tape so there wasn't current when I was working. Typically when a bulb is going bad it will turn on and off several times. Just cap off the motor L as it will not be used. Can u please describe complete project detail and source of components used. I looked at fridges with the old style bulbs, but I was told those LED lights would far outlive the refrigerator. I changed the R15 and R17 resistors. The idea behind LED lighting is lifespan and efficiency. Thank you for all the commentators. @asimov3. I can't believe it. It stopped strobing and went to a steady light. Why do Whirlpool make this kind of lights that cost am arm and a leg? I opened all three light assemblies and disconnected all the connectors and but the clear covers back on. (Not if you can't view the contents in the dark) Bummer. 2) If the lights are hard-wired directly to a 120 volt wall switch, doubt that the power outage had anything to do with the problem. This solution failed for me by one hour later. 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