I maybe had it flickering/ strobing 2 or 3 times in this time, that's it! It could be that your ballast is burning hot and temporarily shutting the light off. I tried the methods discussed on this thread but could not solve my issue. Whirlpool refused to fix them this time. I have one light switch that controls 2 lights. I will attach photos. 2 LED lights on the Fridge Side, and 1 LED light on the freezer side. I will see how longer it last before flickering agin. It was very stiff. The board is part of the led (main light) or the right side of the fridge. Background: Kevin, a Homeowner from TARRYTOWN, NY. Keeping my fingers crossed it continues to work. I took all 3 lights out, pulled out the circuit board, and sprayed a bunch of WD-40 all over... and then wiped them down. Current LED light sources and luminaires are very durable and normally last between 15,000 and 50,000 hours. This is horrible. Ridiculous. You just saved me $240. You don't need remember to turn the light off … Previously, I thought I had narrowed things down to the freezer light. @asimov3. Turning light switch off … This happens when there is excess energy leaking into the bulbs even when the switch is in the off position. I v had it replaced once. Easy fix for now. I took off R15 , measure it with my multimeter got 181 ohms. Should have heard my squeal of delight! Hi All, Just had a new ceiling light put up yesterday (a 3 bulb directional spotlight) which uses R80 60W bulbs. Since have moved them to Kenmore frig. raferrara70, We have had this same issue, we've changed out the module and the light switch and the lights are still blinking. Class action unlikely but for those who use the Internet (not me usually) please try to complain as loudly as possible on forums/whatever that shoppers might see. If your motion sensor lights keep flashing on and off… 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. Philips Lighting LED Products-Customer Service FAQ. So I decided to “macgyver" an led module. vickiharrel. They use the cheapest of every item, and the solder on the circuits are only good for three in the cold, but I have seen the same for high temperature for say a radar detector that sits on dash all day or cellphone or smartbox. They worked for a little while, but they do NOT like the cold. If theres any screws that need removing do so to remove the back cover. I'm not holding my breath on that one. 03/01/2020 by Let see how long it lasts. The first day only the main unit lit, but the next day all three came on and we haven't had an issue since. I pulled the light out and think it may not be the problem with the light but maybe the button that is attached to the frame instead. Mine was flickering but I think the issue is that two resistors R15 and R17 are blown. Works for now but may or may not be a permanent solution. I then switched out the replacement with the “broken" light. Having to recharge every two days. I actually measured 26 -28 VDC. Linda Oreilly. At night I am blinded if I don't turn on the kitchen lights. Resoldered it. The top main main light worked but of course the others did not. I was able to confirm the R15 resistor on my LED module is burnt out. Lights stopped flickering after doing this. Dimmable LED light bulb. 05/05/2020 by the salesman said "but these have fancy electronics"). Tiffany Rogers, Pulled light out and wiggled the wires on the back fixed the problem must have been a loose connection. Perry Sandino, gearhead 05/06/2020 by For the LED home made fix above, the original light switch has 2 connectors, a wide one and a narrow one. That's great! Did just like you said. The number to call is (866)698-2538 and email is whirlpool_customerexperience@whirlpool.com. Mine worked for 2 1/2 yrs. There is another spray of WD-40 or other brand which is waterproof and not water resistant like mine, which I think will work even better. (Not if you can't view the contents in the dark) Bummer. This worked for me, try at your own ris, © 2021 iFixit — Licensed under Creative Commons — Privacy — these work amazingly (so far, I've only had them for four days.). Which one do you connect the home made LED light strip to? Thank You John!! The issue, I think, is that each LED lighting element is so distinct. the short term fix: Remove the shorted resistor. Did not have a resistor of that value. I think the reason the lights fail is because it accumulates moisture in the circuitry as someone mentioned. Just started having same problem with model only 17 months old. Any help will be much appreciated! The REAL solution is to NOT buy these refrigerators, period. Thanks for the tip. Thanks Whirlpool ! I happened to have pliers that would open over 2 inches - using them made it easy. So far, all have been temporary. First see if it's covered under warranty, this is a factory defective part. It was still flickering. Thanks Marshall for the advice. It was rated for 24 VDC , 6000K-6500K. Remember to put board on a work table or similar do not hold it while using heat gun and allow to cool before picking up. The problem is with R15 chip on the main board. Our frig was manufactured in 2014 and the part seems to have been made in 2010 ? DJAB is correct but it could be either of the two resistors there. 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. I have contacted whirlpool , sears and even jabil electronics,the maker of this defective circuit board, and no one wants to take responsibility or even admit there's a problem. Thank you Marshall! 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. I hope it lasts! Works great. It is out of warranted a d not a recall even though this part is obviously defective. Terrible and the cost of the modules is nearly the cost of the refrigerator. I plan to replace it as mine is burned off the board. At least we aren't alone. Then it over heated and failed. I have the same model and it is 18 months old. So I had a light in the main refrigerator but not in the freezer. Good luck everyone. There are 2x additional plastic tabs on the backside about 1 inch in from both sides. If both LEDs are flashing do both modules need to be replaced? Taped the two led strips, about 5 inches long and has 6 leds on each strip. My worthless out of warranty Elite Sears kitchen appliances are about the worst junkers I ever bought. The first two reasons can be found in the LED light itself. If under warrantee, have them fix. They are supposed to last a decade as some have pointed out. The led light roll cost about $10. As the name implies, a dusk to dawn light comes on at sunset, stays on, and goes off at sunrise. To test if your switches are causing the flickering in your LED bulbs, test your switches by replacing your bulb with a traditional incandescent bulb.Most dimmers wor… Reconnect. It took several attempts and me tugging and pushing down the wires in the connector, but it started working again. Just re-solder it and problem will be solved! The WD-40 solution is still working like a dream for me! Thanks for your electrical question Kevin. . Sorry, I had some pictures uploaded but I'm new to this and don't know how to show them. That's crazy talk for an fing bulb. @gearzhead. I'll try that if my current fix, stops working. I read above someone used "electrical contact spray" (never heard of that) to keep the connection solid. Cut a piece of hard plastic to replace the old led board. This is the code i'm trying now but it doesn't work: Code: /* switch * * Each time the input pin goes from LOW to HIGH (e.g. Next time, I was very careful to be sure they were lined up to miss other parts in the compartment before snapping back This has worked so far. My appliances were purchased at an appliance store not Sears so it isn't just Sears. 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! Well, that option is gone forever! No luck. R15 looks pretty bad. Some models require the breaker to be off for as long as an hour to reset the motion detector. I'm giving this a try! Drilled a few holes around the strips and used small thin plastic wire ties to secure the strips to the plastic board. It worked, it seemed for a couple minutes... but then strobing started again. And of course, this takes about 15 months to occur so you are out of the warranty period. Makes sure to order the latest model LED module if you replace it! It stopped strobing and went to a steady light. Somebody can tell me? I know you read these comments !! Did not have a resistor of that value. Hi All, I had a weird thing happen last night and it freaked my wife out a bit. Both refrigerator lights dim and freezer out. The matching dishwasher is a nightmare, poorly installed and the door flies downward at breakneck speed trying to break my shins. LED lights are on dimmers: If you have the LED bulbs on a dimmer switch, … I looked at fridges with the old style bulbs, but I was told those LED lights would far outlive the refrigerator. Disconnected from wall for 3 minutes and plugged back in and nothing. There may … How to Use a Remote Module to Control Lighting Let completely dry. The spray is quite inexpensive and definitely worth a try. The lights were fine when I let the unit dangle. Try out this solution if it works for you. Problem is the freezer light would NOT stay on as I snapped its plug back in place, so I don’t know if it’s a wiring problem or a Module problem. Model WRS322FDAM00, 01/26/2017 by Will try the bulb first. Just cap off the motor L as it will not be used. So far... things seem to be working again! Could that be right? It worked, lights are back on but, for how long? Take the mystery out of ceiling fan wiring. I’m NOT paying $200 (or more ) for a technician to fix this. Even the small components seems big enough with a fine tip iron, I've had this exact same problem 3 times already. I’ll remedy this problem permanently by NEVER buying another Whirlpool Refrigerator again - got that Whirlpool CEO !! I don’t think its worth paying the cost of a new freezer LED Module even if it’s just the module itself (and what if it ISN’T the Module - can I get my money back - and then what am I to do)? It takes a temp of close to 400 degrees to flow solder again. We soldered a small filter capacitor across the ac power input on the board. The DIP Switches are the bank of   little switches that are located in the remote control usually by the battery,  and in the receiver module where there is an access area available. The leftmost “1” in the horizontal axis indicates when the lamp was turned on after being off all night. They make appliances now days where they are just basically throw aways, not like the appliances we got back in the day that lasted ten years or more.. I would shoot myself in the head before ever buying anything again from Sears. Solutions range from tapping the light to replacing parts. Won't purchase or recommend this product. I combined this strategy with the one suggesting to plug and unplug the contacts a few times. 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. I also bought a kit of T-tap connectors but i needed it anyway. Below is an image of the board with blown resistors. I taped the "on" button down with tape so there wasn't current when I was working. Nevertheless, LED lamps can also break down.On the one hand, this can be due to the lamp itself. palmcoast26. 3) You mention that you trip the switch at the electrical panel and the upper lights go out but the remaining light remains ON. Industry Standards. :-(. mine is blown and I can’t be sure if R17 and R15 are the same as suggested by Joshua. The lamp cooled to the point where it turned on again, about 14 minutes later. The first time, you may have to orient over each of the two tabs to get it to work. Your problem should be fixed. You get what you pay for, everything is made in China. My last Kenmore (made by Whirlpool) refrigerator was 20 years old, and had the. They fix them where they don't last the customer so they can sale more appliances. Well I should feel fortunate mine made it 2.5 years before they had this happen...today. Fully Explained Light Switch Wiring Diagrams. Happy camper here, anyone tried using a good quality find tip soldering iron to reflow the solder joints? If you can have a local repair shop solder it cheap it heats having to buy a new one. 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! The replacement lasted 13 months before the flickering again. It would be better for all concerned if these lights were just the small incandescent appliance bulbs always used in the past - you just unscrew and replace them when they go out. Dave’s Reply: I jiggled the Freezer Module and its plug and wiring many times and BOTH lights would go on and off momentarily (full brightness) but the Freezer light ultimately remained off and the Refrigerator light remained dim, so I just popped the plug back in, snapped the Module back into place, and I’m resigned to no light in the freezer and dim lights in the Refrigerator. The battery status lights indicate it is fully charged, and the AC adapter does not exhibit this behavior when connected to another laptop. This should reboot the motion sensor or the timer and you can readjust it to your liking. If so, you will need to replace the socket. Confirm visually that the security lights have gone off and then turn the breaker back on. Remember the small incandescent refrigerator appliance bulbs that even the most mechanically inept person could easily replace and only cost $2 ? Bottom line is this should NOT be happening on a Refrigerator that is only 15 months old ! Mine has been working perfect for over a month. this will air to flow in behind light to keep circut board dry. Luckily, I had it covered though the credit card. The problem (defective) LED light module is on the fridge side, located at the top. AC Adapter LED goes OFF when connected Latitude 600's: The AC adapter LED light goes dark as soon as it is connected to the laptop. So I started with that one. After I started loading the freezer back up again though... it started again... so I repeated the process on the freezer light. I suggested that they recall the part and replace or fix at their expense. Can't believe I bought that line. The brightness is the same and hasn't affected the performance of the light at all. I just got up to check it again. vickiharrel. Where is board.I don't have a tool to solder it?t, 11/18/2019 by Repair and disassembly guides for food cooling appliances including refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers. 12/08/2019 by LED is deteriorating and bad. Joshua Farr. Reducing the Size of the Lamp. I combined this strategy with the one below, using the electrical contact spray. Still, neither a screwdriver nor a putty knife (nor other tools) helped (I was somewhat timid). Undo both leads. E asy to use: you never have to remember to switch it on/off. Watch some YouTube videos for tips and tricks. What board? The K900 has four low-beam LEDs on each side, so oncoming drivers perceive four individual lights rather than one big bulb. The additional 10-pack solderless snap down connectors was $7. Now works fine. Are you all PROUD of your crappy product and FAILURE to appropriately address the problem ??? I noticed that the other one turned off instantly when I used a power drill (for drilling concrete). I'm certainly not paying $200 for an LED light. Take your light housing off on the fridge side (it controls both sides.) Instead, they’re driving you crazy because they won’t stop turning on and off, regardless of whether there’s an actual intruder setting them off or not. Joshua Farr. To control the light fixture just connect the incoming wires color to color, then connect the blue remote wire to the black fixture wire. I sent them a letter a week ago but have not heard anything from Whirlpool on the situation of the light.. 08/26/2018 by ... 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. I thought so but I didn't want to break anything. If you can't just order another online. 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. After reading and checking out every thing I could, ONE paragraph kind of removed from the rest was that if both sides were out or flickering, the problem was with the button the door hits to turn lights on and off. I can’t possibly stress enough how easy it is to unscrew the unit from the fridge side, unplug and replug it back in. screw in bulbs, and I may have replaced the freezer bulb once and the refrigerator bulb twice in 20 years. on the kenmore it is at top of refridgerator. You have a light assembly in the freezer and two in the main compartment, only the top one in main is important. Had the same problem, all I did was hold in the filter button for 3 seconds released and voila problem solved. @jonblair get a solder iron kit from Amazon they cost around 25 bucks. This better work for many years the frig is onltabout 4yrs or 5yrs old. Can anyone send me an image of the LED side of the board? After a couple of times, I examined the position of the 4 rather large and stiff wires feeding into the plugs and thought that maybe those wired mechanically tilt the plugs when they are stuffed back in. If I had an image of their markings I could replace them. Then disconnect the two cables attached to it. It's been over 2 months now and the lights work perfectly well. R15 and R17 are definitely the ones that blow. It comes right off. Thanks! 2. 10/19/2020 by Some sights are selling the original part for less...enjoy that headache in another 2 years, no thank you! Dan Cavallari. Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations. So nothing lit up. Inspect R15 and R17 for any rust. If there is only one white on the load side of the module then the motor N is most likely a shared neutral – double check this. Btw this is the main light module W10515058 LED Light. IssacAsimov3, Sunny I After another 6.7 minutes, the LED turned off, and so on. I'm wondering if my wife will notice when she comes home. Tried contact cleaner but it failed. FYI: There were only 58 questions as of today (05/05/2019). The remote and receiver DIP Switches must match. 08/21/2016 by Because the DIP Switches are so small it is best to use a tooth pick to change the settings. When i connected back at first it didnt work but then a few minutes later its up and running and brighter than ever. Your problem is with R15 on the board. Buy a can of electronic contact cleaner. As the dimmer begins to fail, that causes the flashing, strobing, studio 54 in your kitchen effect. @djab203 any final answer on the component name/ details of R15? IssacAsimov3, My board had same problem R15 burned out .I can fix it ,but I donot know the value of R15. The other side has a blue wire that states “for light”, a black wire that says “motor L” and a white wire that says “motor N”. Terms — Thank you so much! Is it possible to get the part number or model number for the led strip you used and how did you wire those in to the factory wiring, 07/01/2019 by This solution failed for me by one hour later. Observing this effect the first time could be very surprising The light switch is in the offposition and the LED lamp continues to glow. I think you are correct as everyone here mentioned it happens right after a year and warranty is up. Take off the main light on the top of the fridge. 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