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Refrigerator is beeping intermittantly with door closed

The LG top freezer unit is a little over one year old. It starts beeping at odd times w/o any apparent reason. Customer support says that this is signaling open door but the doors are closed, operation is otherwise OK, the buttons that turn the inside light on and off are also OK, light goes on and off as it should. Will be grateful if someone would suggest a possible cause. Many thanks. Len

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Hey, Catriver -thank you so much! I will try your suggestion with the piece of plastic first thing, will post back rightaway. Len

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Re: Refrigerator is beeping intermittantly with door...

Len, I have had many service calls regarding this problem. The problem is the inside door switch. LG missed the tolerences a little. What I have had to do is get a piece of plastic with some double phase tape, about the same size of the switch and mount it so when closing the door it will put more pressure on the switch. The piece should be at least 1/8 inch thick. I believe LG has come out with a kit but the aforementioned works back.

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Hello delgrandma
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You said, your refrigerator has a sensor for when the door is not closed but lately the beeper goes off at various times and the door is shut. Your husband has tried to level up the door and you don't see anything keeping the door from shutting securely. The beeper even goes off in the middle of the night.

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