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Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement

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  1. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Open the doors: step 1, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Open the doors: step 1, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Open the doors: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Depending on your repair, open one or both doors.

  2. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Unclip the door sensor: step 2, image 1 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Unclip the door sensor: step 2, image 2 of 3 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Unclip the door sensor: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Insert a flathead screwdriver, or a similar tool, between the door sensor and the chassis.

    • Pry up to separate the door sensor enough so you can grip it with your fingers.

  3. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Remove the door sensor: step 3, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Remove the door sensor: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the door sensor through the chassis enough to access its connectors.

    • Disconnect any connectors attached to the door sensor.

    • Remove the door sensor.

  4. Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Meter the door sensor: step 4, image 1 of 2 Whirlpool Refrigerator Door Sensor Replacement, Meter the door sensor: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • If you own a multimeter, you can test your door sensor's resistance.

    • Set the multimeter to the resistance or continuity measurement mode.

    • With the button in its neutral position, the multimeter should read "OL."

    • With the button pressed, the multimeter should read around 0Ω.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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