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FIXED Maytag Refrigerator MFI2269VEM2 Light sensor

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carguy1949

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The light on the front of my refrigerator isn't working properly. In the "auto" setting the light is on all the time. If I shine a flashlight on the sensor it will shut off but then come back on when the flashlight is removed. The light works fine in the "on" and "off" setting.
 

Jake

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That's how it says in the owners manual it should work.

Auto: The light sensor monitors the light level in the room. The dispenser light will illuminate at half-power when the light level is low. To activate the Auto option press the “light” button. The Auto indicator light will illuminate.
On: For continuous light, press the “light” button a second time. The On indicator light will illuminate.
Off: To turn the dispenser light off, press the “light” button a third time.

Now there is a setting to change the brightness of it in your User Preferences Menu.

Auto Light Level Selection (LL)
This preference allows you to adjust the dispenser light level from dimmest to brightest (settings 1 through 9).

To Access the User Preferences Menu:
1. Press and hold the Door Alarm touch pad for three seconds. The preference name will appear in the Freezer display and the preference status (F or C) or (ON or OFF) will appear in the Refrigerator display.
2. Use the Freezer up or down arrow touch pads to scroll through the preference names. When the desired preference name is displayed, press the Refrigerator up or down arrow touch pads to change the preference status.
3. Set your preferences by pressing and holding the Door Alarm touch pad for 3 seconds.

Jake
 

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Why did you replace the main control board? what was wrong with the refrigerator before you replaced it?

Here's the main control board for your model:
WPW10310240 High Voltage Control Board


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carguy1949

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The board was bad. Fridge quit cooling. The light was working properly before I replaced it. Seems like the sensor is getting weak
 

carguy1949

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Apparently the new board reset the "auto" setting. I adjusted it as you said and now all is good. Thanks for the info !!!
 

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Excellent, that was all it was.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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