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The alarm is beeping and the freezer temp is flashing along with a flashing dot with half circle shapes around. The fridge also seems to be not as cold as should be. Thanks

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  • pfjt_martin Sep 06, 2010

    thanks, the fridge is a Westinghouse RS643V, does this change your diagnosis at all? do you know what the optimum freezer and fridge temp should be?

  • pfjt_martin Sep 06, 2010

    Thanks, the fridge is a Westinghouse RS643V, would this change your diognosis? What would the optimum freezer and fridge temps be? thank you

  • pfjt_martin Sep 06, 2010

    Thanks very much for your advice. Will give it all a go!!


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You haven't told us what is the exact model of your device so this is just an educated guess: the dot with half circles signals the fact that the compressor isn't working, the alarm is beeping and the freezer temp is flashing because the temperature is way too high. Make sure the temperature settings are ok; if they are that means that the unit is no longer capable of delivering them - something has failed. Call a repairman, there's nothing more you can do, the unit must be checked by a pro..

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  • Azrael SRL Sep 06, 2010

    In the freezer the temperature should be set at -18C and in the fridge at +4C. The blinking 3 half circles around a dot signals the fact that the Quick freeze should be activated.

    Set the temperatures correctly , activate the Quick freeze and put inside some freezer thermometers - $5 at any superstore - to check that the required temperature is really reached. If it's not then something is wrong with the control board or the compressor.  Take everything out of it, let it defrost completely and try again. If it's the same then call a repairman, there's nothing more you can do, the failed parts must be replaced by a pro.

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    khansafiq Apr 16, 2013

    Hi Mate I have the similar problem coupled with Frozen vegetable in the Crisper, I defrosted the fridge and found the beeping is there and the fridge is not cooling hence replaced the DEFROST Thermostat (RS643V called Defrost Terminating Thermostat (DTT at 11 Deg C). Still it seems that the Freezer is not getting cold to -18 Deg is it because the Temperature Sensor is defective? Any help would be appreciated at


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