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Refrigerator chirps like smoke alarm every 30 seconds

Frost-Free Magic Chef refrigerator started making this chirping sound about every 30 seconds, or so. It will just let out one chirp or (beeping sound), then 20-30 sec. later another one, over and over...Sounds like a smoke detector or fire alarm sound.The fridge seems to be working fine, otherwise. Please help.

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  • signnstone Feb 05, 2009

    It does not have a water dispenser. It chirps once every 20 seconds or so. Just started doing this a few weeks ago. So far the temp. is okay. I can't tell where the sound is coming from, either internally or from the rear. Sounds like a low battery indicator on a smoke alarm.

  • signnstone Feb 05, 2009

    Mine is a Magic Chef Top Freezer Refrigerator Model #RB15EA-2A, that makes a single chirping sound every 30 seconds or so.

  • Bo Trevathan
    Bo Trevathan May 11, 2010

    If this fridge has a water dispemser, it may perhaps be in need of a replacement filter. My fridge has a door alarm that beeps, but repeatedly, if the door is left open. This may also be in regards to the thermostat. sending you a temperature warning. If the temp is fine it may be the thermostat that needs replacing. There are many issues that could cause this, so if you have a manual, I would suggest consulting it, or calling the Magic Chef company. If I find anything else, I will let you know.

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