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Whirlpool door alarm

There are many people I notice who have this problem of their door alarm going off when the door is shut. It has been happening to my Whirpool ( for months but my fridge seems to be working fine. Looking at web images, I think it is a top freezer ARC 4030, but there is nowhere I can see any model # on the front or back of the unit. My question - does Whirlpool have any remedy to what is clearly a common defect? Or do we need to cut our losses & buy a different brand? Scott

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Is just a little switch on inside of the door hinge covers if you short it out the alarms will never go off again.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

  • Charlie Harris Jan 14, 2012

    How Do you short it out?

  • lwkooy
    lwkooy Jan 15, 2012

    could you please indicate where and how exactly? having problems with sleeping now every night and mechanic could not solve it either! tnx



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