kitchenaid refrigerator led lights not working

Wondering why Kitchenaid refrigerator LED lights not working? We got you covered!

Despite the fact that Kitchenaid refrigerators are very reliable appliances, it is still possible for the lights to stop working from time to time.

This is a very common issue, which can be easily resolved so keep reading this guide to learn everything you need to know!

The LED lights in the Kitchenaid refrigerator aren’t working for a number of reasons, including insufficient power voltage, a defective light switch, and much more. To solve the issue we need to properly examine the LED Light Assembly components!

Let’s go further in the guide to learn more about what’s causing the issue!

Kitchenaid LED Lights Not Working – Reasons & Causes!

why the kitchenaid refrigerator led lights not working

If the LED lights on your refrigerator are not functioning, something is obviously wrong with the appliance.

In order to identify the exact fault, you must first confirm the appliance’s current state. 

Sometimes the bulbs in your Kitchenaid refrigerator do not work along when the appliance is not cooling due to insufficient power supply.

Other times the issue is with the LEDs themselves!

The following are the most frequent causes of not working Kitchenaid refrigerator lights:

  • The door has been left open for longer than 10 minutes!
  • The Light Switch is not Triggering
  • Refrigerator in Sabbath Mode
  • Insufficient Power Voltage
  • Blown LED Lights
  • Defective Light Control Board

These are the primary suspects in regard to why the lights in your fridge are not working.

In order to acquire a better understanding of what the solution involves let’s keep reading!

Kitchenaid Refrigerator LED Lights Not Working – Fixed!

how kitchenaid refrigerator led lights not working

We are now moving forward to discuss the methods that’ll help you to effectively identify and fix the LED lights issue from your Kitchenaid refrigerator.

In order for this post to be helpful do not skip any methods and steps discussed in the guide. Let’s begin!

Quick Note: When a Kitchenaid refrigerator door is left open for longer than 10 minutes, the LED lights will turn off automatically. 

There is no issue with your appliance if you have performed this action. In case LED lights won’t work, then move on to trying solutions!

Solution #1 Power Cycle Refrigerator!

power cycle the refrigerator

Sometimes the uneven power distribution across the appliance becomes disrupted and this way the power can’t reach every component.

There is a possibility that your refrigerator isn't getting enough power, which is why it's not supplying the LED control board.

This ultimately leads to LEDs not turning on so power cycling the appliance will help!

Here is how to power cycle the refrigerator:

  1. Unplug your Kitchenaid refrigerator from the Power Outlet.
  2. Wait for at least 3 to 5 minutes!
  3. Then, plug the refrigerator back into the power source.
  4. Make sure that the door can be fully closed.
  5. Open the refrigerator to check the lights!

In case the LEDs are still not functioning after the power cycle, keep reading!

Solution #2 Check The Light Switch

check the light switch

The defective door light switch is one of the common and most frequent causes of this LED light issue.

The switch on the door activation and deactivation inform the Kitchenaid refrigerator when to turn on lights and when not to. 

So, there’s a chance that your appliance’s door switch is faulty and that’s why when you opened the door, the Kitchenaid refrigerator interior led lights not working.

Try pressing the light switch and leaving it for a few seconds!

Here is how to check the refrigerator door switch:

  1. Unplug the Kitchenaid refrigerator power.
  2. Open the refrigerator door and locate the switch on the door from the side walls.
  3. Once you locate it, then use a putty knife to remove the switch from the wall.
  4. Disconnect the attached wires from the switch.
  5. First, take a Multimeter in order to test the switch for Continuity.
  6. In case there is continuity, move on to the next solution.
  7. No continuity means that the switch has to be replaced.
Tip: To ensure the proper contact of the door switches with the appliance, avoid placing any magnetic or electronic devices near the refrigerator.

Solution #3 Check For Sabbath Mode

check the sabbath mode

The Sabbath Mode in Kitchenaid refrigerators is specifically made for people who need to turn off the lights for religious or other reasons.

Therefore, when this mode is activated, the settings remain the same, but the appliance’s lights are turned off for the rest of the day.

If you are unsure of whether this mode is enabled on your appliance or not, then use your product manual to know about the sabbath, and then turn it off according to the given instructions. 

Note: Sabbath mode’s method varies by model, so it is best to refer to your product manual for the correct procedure!

Solution #4 Tighten The LED Lights

tighten the led light

Sometimes the mounting for LED lights become loose, which prevents them from receiving voltage from the refrigerator and ultimately prevents them from turning on.

There may be a chance that the LED lights in your refrigerators are loosely connected to the wire connectors! 

Here is the way to tighten the refrigerator LED lights:

  1. Turn OFF your refrigerator Power Supply.
  2. Open the Kitchenaid refrigerator door.
  3. Locate the LED lights in your appliance.
  4. Use a putty knife to detach or unscrew the LED lights from appliance walls.
  5. Disconnect the wires and check the end of all wires and connectors.
  6. Tightly connect the wires back to the LED light connector.
  7. Fixate the connector back into the wall.
  8. Turn your refrigerator back on.
Note: If the wires appear to be okay, perhaps some of the LEDs might be faulty!

Solution #5 Replace LED Control Board

replace the led board

The LED control board is the principal component that powers the refrigerator’s LED lights, but obviously, if the board becomes defective, the lights won’t turn on.

Therefore, as you have already tested the LED lights and light switch, perhaps the board is the culprit for all this fuss!

Here is how to test the refrigerator LED control board:

  1. Unplug the Kitchenaid refrigerator from the Power Outlet.
  2. Pull the refrigerator to get access to the back!
  3. Unscrew the Control Board Plate from the appliance.
  4. Then carefully remove the plastic cover from the assembly.
  5. Locate the LED Control Board, usually found underneath.
  6. Disconnect the wires from the board and release the retaining tabs! 
  7. Set up a new LED control board and connect all the wires!
  8. Fix the plastic cover back and control board plate to reassemble the refrigerator.

When you’ve replaced the control board, the LEDs should finally light up when the door’s open so make sure to test this out.

In case that’s not the culprit, perhaps you’ll need to replace the LEDs themselves. Let’s move on!

Solution #6 Replace LED Lights Assembly

replace the led assembly

In case the lights in your Kitchenaid refrigerator are still not working, you’ll need to inspect and eventually replace the LED Lights Assembly.

There is a possibility that your refrigerator model is incompatible with these lights, or that they have blown after a power surge!

Alert: Keep in mind that to purchase the new LED lights, make sure to buy a compatible one or look at your appliance product manual to check the bulb compatibility.

LEDs Still Not Working?

In case you don’t want to replace the LED control board or any other component, then we recommend getting professional help.

For that, you can contact Kitchenaid Support or call any professional nearer to you to help you out identifying the problem.

Tip: Don’t forget to explain what you’ve already tried to save as much time as possible!

Quick Recap:

Whenever your Kitchenaid refrigerator LED lights not working, Power Cycle the refrigerator, check the Light Switch and disable the Sabbath Mode.

Moreover, replace the Light Assembly and test the LED Control Board for continuity!

Check our blog for more refrigerator troubleshooting guides!

Nicole B