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Wondering if that refrigerator LED is faulty? Just check it using a couple of pieces of scrap wire and an old battery.
In this example, a nine-volt battery that will no longer power a multimeter is being used. The battery is still putting out about 4.5 volts DC, which is ideal for testing refrigerator LEDs.
Take two small wires and strip them on each end — one end should be stripped at about half the length of the other. Using the short end, insert each wire into the connector for the LED.
With the wires inserted, hold them in place and touch the positive terminal to the battery to one wire and the negative to the other. Below is a link to a video showing the testing process step by step. If the LED lights up, it’s good and the issue is likely to be the door switch or LED driver.
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