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Fridge light not working 1 week 1 day ago #463710

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Hi I have a Thetford N97 fridge, and the light has stoped working. I have checked the bulb and it works fine. I've been told that it is likely to be the reed switch? Is this a straightforward job? That I could do. Any tips would be very much appreciated.
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Fridge light not working 1 week 1 day ago #463711

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It’s quite a common problem. I’ve lived with it not working as the fridge isn’t that large and it’s easy to find stuff in it.
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Fridge light not working 1 week 17 hours ago #463714

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Hi
I was hopping that I could repair it rather than make do.
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Fridge light not working 1 week 17 hours ago #463715

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I found the following on Caravan Chronicles: caravanchronicles.files.wordpress.com/20...air-instructions.pdf
Just over half way through there are some instructions to replace a reed switch, not for the model you have, but for a N180, I don't know if this may be of help to you?
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Fridge light not working 1 week 17 hours ago #463716

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Niall_McIntosh wrote:
I found the following on Caravan Chronicles: caravanchronicles.files.wordpress.com/20...air-instructions.pdf
Just over half way through there are some instructions to replace a reed switch, not for the model you have, but for a N180, I don't know if this may be of help to you?

Thank you. That’s a useful link which whilst not directly the same as my fridge is 90% commonality. I came across a YouTube video where the chap was going to replace the reed switch but when he eventually realised it would mean removing the fridge and disconnecting the gas pipework he came to the same conclusion as me. The fridge isn’t that large and a light is a nice to have.
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Fridge light not working 1 week 17 hours ago #463717

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Yes, I did notice that some of the photos showed the 'fridge removed from its location but, as I am not familiar with this model, I did not know how big a job this would be.

I have just noticed that it also says "This needs to be done by a qualified competent gas engineer." Which almost certainly takes it out of the remit of most DIYers.
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Fridge light not working 1 week 11 hours ago #463728

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Hi thanks for that, as it happens I am a gas engineer, so I wasn't to worried about that bit, it's more the location of said switch and the part needed.
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Fridge light not working 1 week 8 hours ago #463733

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For your information, a NG gas certificate does not cover an engineer or fitter for working on domestic LPG appliances and installations. It is a separate accreditation.
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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