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Whirlpool Refrigerator model WBM35LS The fridge beeps all the time even while the door is closed. There would be about a second inbetween each beep.

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I know this is an old thread, but in case others like myself are still looking.
This issue is to do with the Potency Module, which is the main computer for the fridge. The 2uF 450V capacitor has a tendency to fail. This acts as a divider circuit and as it fails it means the board can not supply enough power, so when the Compressor is running and you open the door, the light tips it over the edge and it causes the relays on the board to drop in and out. Literally making the fridge turn on and off. The potency module is fairly easy to get at. It is at the rear, bottom left, behind a metal plate. 3 hex head screws removed get it out.
This model has a magnetic door switch, so there is no mechanical door switch to go bad. If the door switch is the issue, a $250 interface board needs to be replaced. That is not the issue though. The Potency Module is the issue. It varies in price from $200 to $450 depending where you source it from. Not worth it if you need a tradie to replace it, but if you can repair or replace it yourself it would be possibly worth while.

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Hello,

Sounds like you have a bad door switch. Depending on the age of the fridge, it might still be under warranty. If it's not, then you might be able to access the door switch yourself and pull it out & replace it.

I hope this will help in solving the problem, Take care in handling the refrigerator...

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Fridge keeps beeping or buzzing: The following is for Frigidaire models but others can be addressed similarly.

Several Frigidaire refrigerator models have an electronic control panel on the freezer door the owner can use to adjust the internal temperature, dispense ice and water and receive notification about issues such as the need to replace a water filter. The refrigerators also emit a beep for various actions and as an occasional alarm. Determining what causes the beeps necessitates some troubleshooting.
Temperature Controls ·A Frigidaire refrigerator's display panel blinks when the control panel is touched to set temperature controls. After pressing "Freezer Temp" or "Refrigerator Temp" on the keypad, press the arrow buttons within five seconds to increase or decrease the desired temperature. If you do not press the arrow buttons within five seconds after pressing "Freezer Temp" or "Refrigerator Temp" on the keypad, the refrigerator beeps to indicate the current setting will stay in place.

Door Open ·When you leave the refrigerator or freezer door open, the refrigerator beeps. Also, the "Door Ajar" indicator illuminates on the appliance's display panel. Shutting the door and pressing "Alarm Reset" stops the beeping and turns off the "Door Ajar" indicator light.
·The Frigidaire refrigerator has a control lock feature that prevents use of its control panel or dispensers when the unit is locked. When the control lock is active, a beep sounds when a keypad or dispenser is pressed. Release the control lock by pressing the "Control Lock" icon for three seconds. A beep will sound, and the icon's light will go out.
Power Reset ·A power reset is occasionally necessary if the Frigidaire refrigerator's control panel does not work normally or a reset function on the keypad does not work. A power reset involves disconnecting power to the refrigerator by unplugging its power cord from the electrical outlet, waiting 30 seconds and plugging the power cord back into the electrical outlet. When the control panel resets, a beep sounds. If the refrigerator beeps even after a power reset and the beeps' source is not known, contact Frigidaire.


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Hello All.
I would like to add my findings.
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