LED light replacement, 4 door Kenmore fridge

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-23-20, 05:51 AM
L
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 122
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
Exclamation LED light replacement, 4 door Kenmore fridge

I have a 5-6 year old Kenmore refrigerator Model 596.7238416 that has 9 LED rectangular light fixtures in the refrigerator section and one in the freezer. Three of the 9 have failed (all on the same side) and the one in the freezer has also failed-seemingly at the same time. The switch for the freezer light tends to freeze but I have assured it is free to move at this time.
I began to pry one of the fixtures from the frame but was afraid I would break the clips off it. So, I would like to get some advice on how this is done and whether I am after the right thing. Is it possible something other than the bulbs has failed making the 4 fixtures inoperable?

I probably would not call in a technician to do the repair if I can not do it myself, at least until more of the fridge lights fail.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-23-20, 08:05 AM
M
Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,341
Received 132 Votes on 123 Posts
Sorry but nothing comes up at the Sears and another part sites,
Please check the model number.

I am assuming these are LEDs. Often there is a master and the rest are slaves to it so it may be the problem.
 
  #3  
Old 03-25-20, 10:27 AM
L
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 122
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
I did manage to remove one of the defective lights without damage. It had the number W10623956C on it and I find that has been revised to number W11203918. They come in groups of 3 so I guess only the critical one is bad-these LED lights should last forever.

Wow, they are expensive. As much as $155 for the three.
 
  #4  
Old 03-25-20, 04:20 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 56,967
Received 824 Votes on 774 Posts
Interesting. I haven't come across those yet.

All three lights are interconnected to one plug and all three have different colored wires.
I agree..... the price is ridiculous.
 
  #5  
Old 03-25-20, 07:25 PM
M
Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,341
Received 132 Votes on 123 Posts
Would be nice to know if it is the light set or it's power supply.

The given model number does not come up anywhere that I looked.
Though getting a wiring diagram may not be possible even with a valid model.
 
  #6  
Old 03-25-20, 08:00 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 56,967
Received 824 Votes on 774 Posts
Try this for a model number... 596.72383411
Tech sheet #
W10689354

There is an LED driver board powered directly from 120v. Doesn't give any lamp voltages.
 

Last edited by PJmax; 03-27-20 at 08:05 PM. Reason: removed tech sheet link
  #7  
Old 03-26-20, 03:07 AM
M
Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,341
Received 132 Votes on 123 Posts
Got it.
Will look at it later today.
Thanks.
 
  #8  
Old 03-26-20, 05:19 AM
L
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 122
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
Gentlemen:

I confirm the model number as follows:

Owners Manual: 596.7238*
Onboard placard: 596.7238410
 
  #9  
Old 03-26-20, 06:22 AM
M
Member
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,341
Received 132 Votes on 123 Posts
The posters new model number still does not come up anywhere.
But I think that PJmax's tech sheet is close enough.

Looks like there are two identical LED groups that go to the power supply.

I would measure the voltage on the good lamp set connector and then check the voltage on the bad lamp set connector with the lamps on the bad connection disconnected.
If they are the same or close then I would say that the lamp set is bad.

I am assuming that all three of the LEDs you disconnected did not light up.



 
  #10  
Old 03-26-20, 10:14 AM
L
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 122
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
When I Google Kenmore 596.7238 the operators manual comes up from Manuals lib(rary) and fixya, etc??
 
  #11  
Old 03-26-20, 11:23 AM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 56,967
Received 824 Votes on 774 Posts
Many variations of a model number can come up. However in order to get exact technical info on a particular model.... the model number must be the complete and correct one.
596.7238 is a generic Amana fridge group.

Looking closer at the tech sheet.... it may not be the exact one as it shows three groups of four LED's each. It shows that all three groups come on at the same time. Since the LED's in one group are in series.... I'd think that any one opening will render the string non operational.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: