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I disconnected the buzzer alarm in my refrigerator by clipping

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I disconnected the buzzer alarm in my refrigerator by clipping the red wire, but now that also cut off current to the light bulbs. Is it safe to bypass the buzzer and just connect that red wire to the single purple wire that splits off to the light bulbs instead?

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name isXXXXX will be assisting you with this problem today :)

The picture you have sent is the bi metal by the looks of things, but in answer to your question yes it should be safe to bypass the buzzer.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks Mike, so it is safe to assume there is no risk of fire or anything with bypassing the buzzer and connecting the pink and purple wires directly?


Also, will the lights go out when i close the door or will they be on continuously?

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.
No there is no risk if you bypass it and make sure the wires are insulated correctly. No basically all your doing is taking out the bimetal switch from the picture you sent me.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

you got it! i will rate the highest!


 


also, i will insulate.. electrical tape OK?


 


by the way, then if the pink (and now purple) are hot,


 


then what is the function of the blue wires? are they hot as well?


 


 

Expert:  Mike replied 1 year ago.

Yes looks like the pink is a hot, goes through the buzzer (switch) then feeds hots to the other parts.

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