Your fridge knows to turn on the light because the door switch is released when you open the door. This little switch is near the top of the door, inside the fresh food compartment, usually mounted in the plastic liner of the interior. If it is stuck, unplug the fridge and carefully remove the part of the liner that it’s housed in.
May 19, 2020 · The door alarm on GE refrigerators with this feature will alert you after it has been left open for a minimum of three minutes. The warm air that flows into the cold interior of the appliance can spoil the food. Alarms are intended to keep the interior temperature below 44 degrees Fahrenheit.