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Whirlpool WRX988SIBM03 Dim Lights

TonyR0206

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Location
Binghamton, NY
Model Number
WRX988SIBM03
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
I have a five year old Whirlpool WRX988SIBM03. A few months ago, all of the LED lights went dim. My wife said she could live with it, so I didn't pursue a fix. A few weeks ago, the lights flicked like a strobe light when the door was opened, then after a day it stopped.

After doing some research in trying to fix it, I found one LED bulb was out and one was particularly dim. I purchased two new LED's at $38 each and replaced them.

These two new bulbs are brighter than the others, but it didn't resolve the dim issue. I then purchased and replaced the LED power control module (circuit board in the back of the refrigerator). That didn't do anything either.

As best as I can tell all the lights are functional that I could find: 1 in the freezer, 2 in the mid-slider drawer and all the ones on the walls/ceiling of the refrigerator. Anyone who can offer up any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated!
 

Jake

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After doing some research in trying to fix it, I found one LED bulb was out and one was particularly dim. I purchased two new LED's at $38 each and replaced them.
Hi Tony, which one was completely out? One of the top left LED's in the refrigerator section? Or one of the LED's on the sides in the refrigerator section?

The Freezer LED and all the top ones in the refrigerator section are in series. The pantry LED and all the side ones in the refrigerator section are in series.

I'm thinking the $38 LED you got is the issue, normally these LED's run about $96 each.

Here's the LED lights that is for the top Left 2 and the sides:
W10695459 Module


 

TonyR0206

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Thanks for the information! One that was completely out was on top left of the refrigerator. The other that was noticeably dimmer than the rest was in the pantry, on the left. Those are the two I replaced before replacing the circuit board. Overall, the fridge is a little brighter now...but still not where it should be.
 

Jake

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Ok, You can remove the top left LED and check for 14 volts DC to where it plugs into that electrical connector, then you will know for sure if its a defective LED or not.

Jake
 
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