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Light comes on showing there was a power outage and beeping occurs. However, it can't be shut off. After some lenghty time(months) the same thing happens again. Electrolux has sent us several control units as replacements. The problem is then corrected.but again after a significvant time the same thing happens. This last time we are not sure that a real power outage occurred. Since we have guests and the beeping drives us crazy one of the guests suggested that I replace the current unit with one of the older units. ( I kept all the previous units). Well, it worked and no more beeping. However, that was only yesterday so it is hard to say if I won't have a similar problem again. The questions are: Is this strictly a power unit problem or could there be problem with another intregal part of the refrigerator that is causing this problem. Electrolus has sent us anothr power unit but this time they have sent us other parts connected with the refrigerator as well and tell us we have to call their authorization rep to install and check out other sources of teh problem The power unit is so easy to install: only two screws and changing of wiring lunits.

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Next time this happens....unplug the control for 5 minutes then plug back in and see if the beeping quits.

It sounds as if the interruption of power is causing the alarm to go off....telling you there was a power failure. Thus unplugging the control should "reboot" the processor. If this works there should be a way to reset it instead of unplugging it. My train of thought when in this direction when you plugged in one of the older controls and the problem was not present.

Call Electrolux again and ask them to email you the user manual if you don't have one....it should tell you how to reset the board.

In the mean time I will look around for the service manual and see what we come up with.

Please post results.

Keith


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