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Fisher paykel French door fridge shows F20 error everylme the door is opened - it beeps

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  • Lior Cohen
    Lior Cohen Jan 28, 2017

    Thank you very much Danny, it really helped me

  • Osacr Mar 17, 2017

    Thanks Danny all good beeping sound go away. Both cables are broken.

  • Gurudutt Baliga
    Gurudutt Baliga May 16, 2017

    where is the top LHS hinge cover?

  • Merrilyn Smith
    Merrilyn Smith Jun 27, 2017

    Solved for us thanks.

  • Ben Hawkins Oct 27, 2019

    I have the same problem but apon checking the wires on both sides look fine could it be they are broken inside the insulation



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F20 does not stand for 20 degrees Fahrenheit you pleb. It is a fault code. Your fridge probably beeps 20 time when you open the door and then stops. To fix is simple and takes 5 mins. Remove the top left hand hinge cover and you will find a broken wire. Just switch off the fridge and then connect the wires together with a auto12v type connecter or solder it and use shrink tube. Switch the fridge back on and hay presto, you can fill your fridge to the max 3 times over with the money you just saved. It will happen again as the wiring loom they fit is well and not flexible. Use silicone insulated wire from J-car or similar and replace from the plug and reconnect inside the door where the wires don\'t bend. Hope this helps you.

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    SLIPPER Jun 17, 2016

    Had the same problem, found the breaks under the LHS cover and fixed. Tested the wire for continuity through the heater circuit and all good. Powered up and still get the F20 fault code??? any other areas i should look...

  • Linds Gillespie
    Linds Gillespie Sep 16, 2017

    Hi all, Danny was spot on!! Popped the gray hinge cover off, and found the dodgy repair done by the F&P tech. last time we had this same problem. A couple of connectors and hey-presto!!! Thanks Danny!!

  • Andrew Barrenger
    Andrew Barrenger Nov 08, 2017

    Replace the connector, if no broken wires obvious

  • Susan arnall
    Susan arnall Dec 02, 2017

    Worked for us Thank you

  • caroline Bolingbroke
    caroline Bolingbroke Dec 29, 2017

    OMG, thats amazing advise after two months of beeping and having had the service engineer out who said we need a new door in October, we are still awaiting for it and apparently not going t be here until February 2018 I decided to see if anyone could help me out. This advice has worked!! Thank you so much. It was a very beeping Christmas with 12 in the house!

  • Paul Hartnell
    Paul Hartnell Feb 11, 2018

    You are a legend my friend thanks, works a treat...

  • Geoff Cross
    Geoff Cross Feb 18, 2018

    Legend.......easiest fix ever. (Wife thinks i am so clever) Thank you.

  • Rachael Kim
    Rachael Kim Jul 18, 2018

    sorry where is the hinge cover? is it on the left door??



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I don`t see where it says error it just lets you know it`s 20 degrees fahrenheit.

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