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Why does freezer's alarm sound every 12 hrs?

Hi, My freezer's red alarm light is flashing and every 12 hrs the alarm sounds. The freezer is freezing below -20. It seems to be working fine other than these two issues. Thank you

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There could be an ice build up sensor on the coil. try turning it off and using a hair dryer to melt any ice on the coil. This would be inside the rear of the freezer, you would direct the hot air into the vent that the cold air normally comes out of.

Posted on Apr 04, 2015

Testimonial: "Thank you for your help. I just bought the freezer. It wasn't plugged in for over a week. The alarm sounded within the first day of plugging it in. Would that be enough time for ice to build up? Thank you"

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    skoronesa Apr 05, 2015

    I would need make and model to look up the manual for you. Do you not have the documentation for this?

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    skoronesa Apr 05, 2015

    The temperature maybe too low. I know that commercial freezers may operate at -25 but this freezer may not be designed to go that low and this could be a warning sound. You say every 12 hours, you timed it or is this approximate??

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    skoronesa Apr 05, 2015

    And yes if the seal is not proper and the environment has a high humidity level you could have a large amount of ice build up very quickly. If it does happen every 12 hours this may happen because the freezer senses the ice, goes into defrost, then back to regular mode, and it takes that much time for it to build up again.

  • Deborah CairParavel Boxers

    Yes every 12 hrs the same time in the morning and in the evening. It`s a Frigidaire GLFC2528 FW6 Thank you

  • skoronesa
    skoronesa Apr 05, 2015

    you can find the manual here:http://www.manualslib.com/download/24207...

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    skoronesa Apr 05, 2015

    None of the actions in the manual match what you are describing. There could be a power fluctuation at the same times everyday that cause the circuit to reset and when it does this it beeps. Could be a change in line voltage or could be a dirty signal on the power line. It's rare but it can happen. The fact that it happens twice a day at the same time makes me think it is a large piece of machinery turning off or on. Some computer power supplies can really muck up the line signal. perhaps you live near something that affects the line.

  • skoronesa
    skoronesa Apr 05, 2015

    Try unpluging and pluggin it back in if you haven't already. When you do this does it beep? if so I may be right about the line voltage being disrupted. If it is the internal clock on the freezer it self than you should be able to change when it beeps by unplugging it for a while and then plugging it back in. About half an hour should do it. Write down what times it beeps. than leave it unplugged for a while and after you plug it back in see if it still beeps at the same times of day. if it doesnt its the freezer, if it does something else could be causing it. worst case scenario deal with it and just watch the temperature to be sure or call where ever you bought it and have them replace the circuit board.

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