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Door alarm i think my dooor sensor is broken. how do i change this part My door alarm goes off several times a day, replaced door switch, door seal, and still the alarm goes off. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  • kandmsigns Jan 12, 2009

    Hello
    I have an Amana bottom freezer refrigerator model number B136CAR1. I was told this was made by Viking. The door alarm sounds at different times of the day.I have replaced the upper door switch, and the door seal. The alarm still goes off. Please help!
    Thank you

  • kandmsigns Jan 12, 2009

    Hello
    I have an Amana bottom freezer refrigerator model number B136CAR1. I was told this was made by Viking. The door alarm keeps sounding. I made sure upper and lower seals were tight, and replaced the upper door light switch. Still, the alarm sounds.
    Please Help!
    Thank you

  • kandmsigns Jan 13, 2009

    Hello
    My Amana/Viking bottom freezer, model number B136CAR1 door alarm is still going off at night.
    It seems that others with this refrigerator are having the same problem. I made sure the door seals were okay, upper door switch was replaced.
    Can anyone out there help?
    thank you.

  • kandmsigns Jan 14, 2009

    Where is the door alarm sensor located on a Amana/Viking bottom freezer refrigerator? How do you replace it?
    Thank you

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Many remotes use a button-press sequence to arm or disarm the audible or visual alarm arming indication. Your owner's guide should contain the sequence needed if the remote is capable of change. I have set my Subaru's signal to flash the lights only; the horn-honking seems superfluous and is kind of annoying.
If your alarm is arming at all, the system fuse in the car is probably not blown. You can check the alarm pretty easy by thumping on the car or rocking it hard a few seconds after arming the system with the remote. Either the sound sensor or the motion detecting feature should respond to one of those disturbances.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    Antonio Buenafe Jr. Jan 14, 2009

    the sensor is located at the below on the wall on the door and the remote sensor,, check if it is blocked!!

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    Antonio Buenafe Jr. Jan 18, 2009

    you cannot replace it by yourself my dear,, because this mechanism is complicated and sensitive,, i suggest to buy a new alarm and take the job by the technician in order for the unit are going to be safety

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Some of these types of sensors have a battery in them and when they get low it is a sign the battery needs changing. Open the sensor up and check to see if it has a bettery. If so, change it.

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Cut the power for ten minutes, if the alarm does not go off, then you have either a faulty door sensor, or a contact on wirings.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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    Ginko Jan 14, 2009

    Hi there, the the door alarm sensor is located on the door latch.

    If you replaced already the door latch, then the problem is either the door gasket, the wiring harness (contact) , or the control assembly.

    Inspect door gasket, and ensure it is closing properly (GASKET-DOOR)

    Double check that door latch is installed correctly.

    Here you find all parts and diagrams for your appliance.

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Hello. All you need to do is change the actual door switch (that activates the light). IF this does not do the trick then your main baord is detecting an open door even thought the switch is good. I would definitely try the door switch first.

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Door alarm - duet_boot-2005.09.29-17.46.10.jpgRefer it

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    ABHISHEK.C Jan 13, 2009


    sorry the last picture not came properly


    i think the exact problem is the timer why i said this is you said replaced door switch, door seal,
    and the last left out is the sensor as the sensors ,controlpanel all controlled by timer,,,,,,,,,a faulty timer would be the accurate solution,,,,,,,,i think u should check the timer if a need replace it,,,
    thank you


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Http://www.expertappliance.com/viking-refrigerator.html this is the link for the required parts just click it. Call 1-352-321-2675 for direct online parts ordering.
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Dear,

check this link, it will guide your throughout and having more detailed manuals.
http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/DDBB363.html?brand_store=1

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dont rate it until  u satisfies with the solution

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This sounds like the alarm switch or sensor is malfunctioning.
Do you have a refrigerator thermometer? You can buy one in the hardware store pretty cheap.
If so put it into the fridge and make sure the temperature is steady and not fluctuating.
If it fluctuating this may set off the alarm if it is a sensor that triggers the alarm due to temperature drop..
Rather than a mercury switch will only signal the false door opening if it is faulted, rather than a warm temperature!

How old is the fridge?
Here is an interesting report I just read!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.

Let me know what you decide!

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Thank You, amber

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Http://www.repairclinic.com they have schematics diagrams and parts catalogs

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The door alarm chimes when the temp changes inside the freezer make sure that the bottom inside the freezer is staying as cold as it should and make sure the seal is clean and tight...use soapy water on the seal as it will help it to seal the best

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 12, 2009

    have you tried unplugging it for about 15 minutes or so and then plug it back in to see if that dosent help?

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Http://www.repairclinic.com they have schematics diagrams and parts catalogs

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