Question about Refrigerators
The door open warning beeper keeps sounding intermittently although the door is closed and internal temperature OK. Switching it off and on stops the beeping for a few minutes but then starts again. We emptied freezer and allowed to warm up but did not fix it. It is in the garage so beeping not too irritating but is it trying to tell me something? Mike
The beeping noise is a warning that could be door open, hi interior temp or maybe the compressor is overheating. You might want to inspect the cooling fins for excessive dust or dirt that might be a problem.
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
Testimonial: "Hi Ken, Thank you for your suggestion. I presume the "fins" are the mesh at the rear that dissipate the heat exchanged with the interior. There are a few light cobwebs on the back (it is in our garage) but nothing much and it is not overheating even when I can hear the compressor operating. I have noticed that the temperature is now more erratic but this is possibly because I have moved most of the content into a spare freezer. I have put some freezer blocks into the fast freeze area now to simulate more content. I will let you know what transpires. Thanks again Mike"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Intermittent Beep
check door switch is operating and the light switches off. an easy way is to prize back the seal a bit with door closed and if light is still on you can see it
Posted on Jun 21, 2007
My husband left the freezer door open a couple of months ago, causing ice to form. The loud rattling noise was the fan hitting the ice. The reason why the temperature started to rise but the noise stopped was because the fan had got stuck in a block of ice and was no longer working. Simple solution - defrost the freezer for 24 hours. Touch wood, it is all working fine now!
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
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.
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, HUUUM
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Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Thanks so much for the advice. I just gently pried the door sensor switch on my Samsung RB1855SL out with a butter knife and then pulled out the electrical connection and it fired up right away. It looks like some orange juice seeped in and corroded it. What a relief to have the fridge working again, not to mention to not have to listen to the beeping.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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