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Alarm buzzer went off and the yellow and redlights are "on."

I never paid attention to the on/off toggle switch located between the yellow and red lights. located beneath the freezer doors .

The freezer "runs" on the off position, but the buzzer sounds in the on position.

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Hi,

The on/off switch is only for the alarm. Some people do not want the buzzer to sound for them. If your buzzer is going off then the temperature in the freezer is too warm. It usually means the door was not closed all the way or there is a malfunction in the cooling system. Check the door and seal, make sure it is closing all the way around. If it is and the alarm does not stop on it's own then you will need service done on the unit.

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