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Midnight alarm feature never seen before

Radio/cd player is suddenly sounding an alarm at midnight every night, can not find a feature function that will turn it off

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  • HackRider Dec 19, 2007

    There is no function on the machine for alarm on/off. However the computer board must have been adapted from a radio/clock with alarm features. Reset the board by unplugging the machine, wait a moment and plug back in. Should clear the issue. It did mine.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    Having the same problem. Every night at mignight the alarm sounds. Will try the unplug solution.

  • Anonymous May 28, 2008

    My GE Spacemaker alarm goes off 12:00 midnight.Thanks for the info. I
    unpluged if for several minutes and reset clock. Will see tonight.
    Mabey each time it is unpluged it may advance the alarm time. If it
    goes off at 1:00 AM I may try to unplug six more times. what fun. JJ

  • radioya Jun 05, 2008

    my radiio turns itself on every night at midnight.  it used to sound the

    alarm but now the radio turns on for 2 hours and then turns itself off.
    I try to remember to unplug it every night but if I forget it will turn itself
    on and play music.  this is better than hearing the alarm but still not
    ideal.  I haven't tried unplugging it and plugging it back in at midnight
    but I will try that, I would just wake up and turn it off, or sleep through

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    same problem, it started about 2 years after install. I removed the battery back up, and unplugged the radio for 1 minute, then replaced the batteries (with new ones) and it works fine. It must be a signal that your back up batteries are dying.



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I am having the same problem. IT's so weird because I had owned the radio for many years before this ever happened for the first time? I unplugged it and this solved the problem for several months and again all of a sudden I am woken up every morning at 1 am. Any long term solutions?

Posted on May 04, 2008


I am having problems tooooooooooooooooo. We rotate everynight to turn off the radio. I hope this works. Thanks for the help

Posted on May 29, 2008


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unplus the radio and take out the batteries for like 10 min...once the machine resets the alarm will stop going off. The same thing happened to mine and this solved it.

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I haven't tried this yet, but I see online that WHILE it is ringing, unplug it for at least 20 secconds, and then plug back in.
Keep your fingers crossed!

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Per the second review at this site: "And if an alarm sounds at midnight, UNPLUG the radio's power cord from the wall receptacle, WHILE that alarm is sounding. Wait at least 20 seconds, and re-plug to power. Sleep in heavenly peace!" Perhaps this will do the trick? If not, the phone number to call is also listed in that same review. Good luck!

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