If the frequency is being used with another fan or device then you will have multiple operations from one remote, which may or may not be desired. When the light goes off on the frig side it shuts of the light in the freezer..Has there been a recall type thing re.this problem.I think they should replace every unit with a better light.. IssacAsimov3 Just re-solder it or have someone with soldering skills do it and problem will be solved for both lights! If both LEDs are flashing do both modules need to be replaced? Well, that option is gone forever! Works great! Do you really have to recharge them every two days?? I then shorted the two pins that go from the top main refrigerator light to the other lower light. 05/01/2020 by I hope @palmcoast26 just had some lemons. Bottom line is this should NOT be happening on a Refrigerator that is only 15 months old ! First see if it's covered under warranty, this is a factory defective part. Still, neither a screwdriver nor a putty knife (nor other tools) helped (I was somewhat timid). LED light fittings. So far, all have been temporary. I taped the "on" button down with tape so there wasn't current when I was working. It's pressure fit, squeeze it or use a screwdriver to pull it down. So I started with that one. It was still flickering. Leroy Headlam. That's crazy talk for an fing bulb. Your motion sensor lights are supposed to give you a sense of security and peace of mind. Now works fine. My two LED lights on the Refrigerator side went dim, and the one freezer light totally stopped working on Model WRS 325FDAM04. Both refrigerator lights dim and freezer out. 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”. If the light from your security lights is flickering, the course of action depends on whether the problem lies with single or multiple lights. I know you read these comments !! Disconnected again, pulled the light unit from the refrigerator side by pushing the 2 front tabs with screwdrivers and pulled the light fixture. THANK YOU for you post! Same strobe problem with my relatively new Kenmore. then i proceeded to dry with a blow dryer. Perry Sandino, gearhead 12/08/2019 by Typically when a bulb is going bad it will turn on and off several times. To fix it pop out the light with the module behind it. At first I double sided taped them in place, then screwed them in place. 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. 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. opened the door again, light flickered for a few minutes, but stopped after a while. When I pull one out of the fixture, the four lights on the circuit begin to go on and off. Why do Whirlpool make this kind of lights that cost am arm and a leg? I took my R15 off, cleaned and soldred it back and problem was solved. 2 LED lights on the Fridge Side, and 1 LED light on the freezer side. I took the board out from the LED module, wiped it carefully to make it as dry as possible and sprayed the lubricant all over. Good Luck! 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. Then disconnect the two cables attached to it. I have a kenmore made by whirlpool and had flickering lights. It's been over 2 months now and the lights work perfectly well. :-(. No luck. There are 3x LED Lights or "Modules" located in these side-by-side style refrigerators, > 2 in the Fridge side and 1 in the Freezer. It works and no issues for 2 full days here! Terms — Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations. LED light stores energy. I’ll remedy this problem permanently by NEVER buying another Whirlpool Refrigerator again - got that Whirlpool CEO !! thread on badcaps shows replacing the 2 resistors don't fix it. Sensor Lights Bulb Dusk to Dawn LED Light Bulbs Smart Lighting Lamp 7W E26/E27 Automatic On/Off, Indoor/Outdoor Yard Porch Patio Garage Garden (Warm White, 2 … 1. I took off R15 , measure it with my multimeter got 181 ohms. In the main freezer I placed two lights on the ceiling as close to the front as possible. If the light comes on and then goes off a few minutes later, first replace the lamp. Also, I would love to hear more feedback on these Amazon motion sensor lights. 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. 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. Usually solves the problem in five minutes. the short term fix: Remove the shorted resistor. This is horrible. Jiggling the plugs seemed to fix it but when I snapped the unit back the flashing started again. Try out this solution if it works for you. Mine worked for 2 1/2 yrs. I noticed one thing that if I kept the fridge doors open for more than 5 minutes or so, the lights would not strobe so I thought maybe the moisture build up is causing the strobing. With the exponential advancement of LED technology, a lot of modern LEDs are not compatible with older switches we have known and used for years. The issue, I think, is that each LED lighting element is so distinct. R17 is 910 which is 91 ohm +/-5%. This worked for me, try at your own ris, © 2021 iFixit — Licensed under Creative Commons — Privacy — I can’t possibly stress enough how easy it is to unscrew the unit from the fridge side, unplug and replug it back in. Philips Lighting LED Products-Customer Service FAQ. I then switched out the replacement with the “broken" light. I was able to confirm the R15 resistor on my LED module is burnt out. I need to do one that can stays on when i let go of my hand. I plan to replace it as mine is burned off the board. I want to hook this up to the light fixture. By far the most common problem is a loose wire connection at the switch itself, which is subject to constant on-off usage. They should fix this problem if it is less than 5 yrs old. when they fail one or both become short to ground not allowing current to be present during the "off" cycle of ac current. Let see how long it lasts. Should have heard my squeal of delight! I am having the same issue. What address did you use? If the bulb continues to glow weakly after removal, it is due to the luminescent layer or the LED driver. The spray is quite inexpensive and definitely worth a try. Teresa Fargason. Solution is to replace the model with 120V LED light. Linda Oreilly. A replacement is all I'm asking for. That’s exactly what I did as well. I then removed the Freezer LED Module (which is a pain as it’s further back in the freezer). Next remove the 2 connectors. I can easily turn off the light on the fan with the remote however, the other light fixture stays on. Both of my light were broken 14 months after purchasing the refrigerator, Whirlpool fixed them at no charges, and both of were broken again a year later. Cut a piece of hard plastic to replace the old led board. From what I've gathered the lights are LED and may have to be replaced in their entirety. The remote and receiver DIP Switches must match. rich mcdaniel. How to diagnose the causes of flickering or dimming lights at or in buildings. 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.. I'm not holding my breath on that one. There is a little locking tab behind each contact. Thanks for your electrical question Kevin. 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. It sounds like it's adhesive...does it stay "stuck"? The light will reappear but should go off after a few minutes. They fix them where they don't last the customer so they can sale more appliances. Let see how long it lasts. 3. vickiharrel. If not, you may be able to fix easily with above suggestions which all have to do with fixing the electrical connection to your light assembly (the main one). Same thing happening to my, Model # WRS322FNAM00, side-by-side Whirlpool Refrigerator. Flickering Lights & Intermittent Electrical Power Loss Diagnose & fix flickering or dimming lights or lost electricity. I went ahead and did the same thing to both lights in the refrigerator side. No glare, no flicker and no dim anymore! Customers SHOULD NOT have to fix this either initially (or subsequently) as many customers have reported. Mine was flickering but I think the issue is that two resistors R15 and R17 are blown. It could be that your ballast is burning hot and temporarily shutting the light off. Great idea. That's it! Pull the light in the main cabin down. Joshua Farr. I happened to have pliers that would open over 2 inches - using them made it easy. 08/26/2018 by Remember the small incandescent refrigerator appliance bulbs that even the most mechanically inept person could easily replace and only cost $2 ? But if the LED lens is significantly cracked or damaged, then anywhere from half to the full set will go out. My biggest problem was detaching the light assembly. 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. You just saved me $240. Can't believe I bought that line. Just cap off the motor L as it will not be used. I will attach photos. Works great. Dusk to Dawn lights have a number of common problems, the most common being that they don't turn on or turn off. The number to call is (866)698-2538 and email is email@example.com. @horn_ok_please. Just re-solder it and problem will be solved! 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! I got it replaced and I kept the “broken” light. Tried contact cleaner but it failed. Plugged them back, after 6 minutes plugged fridge back. It comes right off. All I did to fix was to tap the light in the frigeratir a few times with my hand and it stopped blinking in both freezer and refrigerator. My Whirlpool WRS322FDAW01 is just over a year old and all of a sudden the interior lights on both the fridge side and the freezer side are strobing when the door is open. sweettart113. vickiharrel. vickiharrel. To control the light fixture just connect the incoming wires color to color, then connect the blue remote wire to the black fixture wire. Resoldered it. Thanks Brother! Which one do you connect the home made LED light strip to? The led light roll cost about $10. I reflowed the board using a standard heat gun on normal. It's frustrating when a part costs so much to replace when it was clearly defective in the first place. We all need to call their customer service centers and demand a recall and that they redesign this LED. I have seen another similar question but mine is slightly different. So nothing lit up. The REAL solution is to NOT buy these refrigerators, period. My R17 is fine and says 910 on the top. @asimov3. I maybe had it flickering/ strobing 2 or 3 times in this time, that's it! 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! Thank You John!! The receiver has the standard block and white wires on one side for the incoming power. It worked, lights are back on but, for how long? I don't have money for repairs every 15 months. My lights started flickering right after the warranty period. I have one light switch that controls 2 lights.