The door of the freezer was left ajar. Alarm light is on and the inside temperature is now about 10 degrees. At what temperature will the red light go out or do I have to reset it in some manner? Than
The door to our Frigidaire Upright freezer was left open. It is tightly closed now and a thermometer inside is registering about 10 degrees. At what temperature will the alarm light go out or do I have t reset it in some manner?
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
There is no reset for the alarm. The alarm goes off when you are not maintaining temperature.
During the time the door was ajar, warm air got into the freezer either icing up and locking the cooling fan or forming a block of ice on the cooling coils (Restricting cooling air flow.)
The best thing you can do, unless you want a $300.00 plus service call to defrost everything, is to turn power off to the freezer. Open the freezer door. Have plenty of old towels to soak up the water in the bottom of the freezer as it defrost.
You did not provide a model number which is located on the inside wall of the freezer. Every 8-10 hours your freezer will completely shout down for 20-30 minutes where only the light works and the defrost heater turns on. The ice build up is too much for the defrost heater to handle.
In some freezers the defrost mode is in the control board, in others it is a separate component that you can repeat trip using a flat head screw drive.
Warning light (red)
If the temperature warning light (4) lights up, it
indicates that the temperature within the freezer has
reached a level where the safe food storage is no
longer ensured. When the freezer is first switched on, the warning light will stay on until the temperature has dropped to
a safe level for the storage of frozen food.
Temperature acoustic alarm
This appliance incorporates an alarm which gives off
an audible signal whenever the warning light comes
on. This signal can be temporarily stopped by
depressing the push button for fast-freezing (6).
The fast-freezing push button can be released as
soon as the warning light is off.
Open door acoustic alarm
This appliance also incorporates an alarm which
sounds if the door is left open for more than 60
seconds. The signal will be stopped when the door is
Did your freezer previously experience a power loss? If the temperature of food rises to an unsafe level, the buzzer will sound and the red light, if equipped, will also glow. First, deactivate the alarm to your freezer by unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker. It is best to wait approximately ten minutes and then turn on your freezer. After deactivating the alarm and your freezer has run approximately four hours, the red light/alarm should go off on its own. If the red light/alarm continues to stay on, your freezer may possibly have a communication problem with the control board, temperature control or a wiring harness. If this is the case, I would recommend connecting with an experienced technician to determine the underlying cause.
Good Afternoon Don, thank you for allowing me to assist you!
Did the unit previously experience a power loss? If
the temperature of food rises to an unsafe level, the red light will glow.
First, deactivate the alarm to the unit by unplugging it or flipping the
household circuit breaker. Wait approximately ten minutes and then turn on the
unit. After deactivating the alarm and the unit has run approximately four
hours, the red light/alarm should go off on its own. If the red light/alarm
continues to stay on, the freezer may possibly have a communication problem
with the control board, temperature control or a wiring harness. If this is the
case, I would recommend connecting with an experienced technician to determine
the underlying cause.
The door seal has a magnetic property to it. Until the freezer gets to a certain degree the magnetic porperties of the door seal dont react properly. Make sure the door seal is properly adjusted. If the door was left open it could have semi warped the door. This gets corrected when temp drops to correct temp. Reset freezer by unplugging and waiting for a few minutes. If problem persist contact appliance technician.
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Hi , ngafm at your service, If its cold and frozen it may be that the door switch that activates this light in the case that the door is ajar, is faulty. Or it may be that the temperature is dropping to slowly for you to see it by eye! The whole purpose of the, "door ajar" light is to protect you food from spoilage and to warn you before it gets to warm! Door ajar or not!!! My advice is to fix the problem now no matter if it is only the switch causing a false alarm. Or the worst case scenario !
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The Amber light is the Power 'On' indicator. The Red light is a Temperature Alarm indicator. THe Red light comes on if the freezer compartment rises above 20 degrees F (for example a freezer malfunction or someone left the door open). You also probably have a rocker switch (or two holes that are over a rocker switch) that is in between these two indicators. If you do, that's an audible (loud buzzer) alarm when the red light comes on. The rocker switch is a simple on-off switch to silence the alarm or turn it back on.