My New Samsung Fridge Won't Quit Beeping

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A Samsung refrigerator comes in varying styles with varying features. Some models are designed with a freezer on top and a cooler on the bottom while some are side-by-sides with the cooler to the right and the freezer to the left. A beeping mechanism is featured on some models to alert you when there isn't a perfect seal. After the unit is installed, you'll want to learn about when the beeping occurs, why it occurs and how to turn it off.

Why It Beeps

Samsung refrigerators feature an internal door alarm system to alert you when a door on the unit is ajar, which is a signal for you to close the door to prevent cool or cold air from escaping the refrigerator. This feature saves energy and prevents food from spoiling. Some Samsung models feature an electronic control panel. When the alarm is activated, an alarm icon appears on the control panel. If the unit was newly installed and the doors were removed, double-check the attachment to confirm that the wiring is installed correctly.

When It Beeps

When any door on a Samsung refrigerator is open for three minutes or longer, the internal alarm activates and the refrigerator beeps. The alarm continues to beep while the door is open. Once the door is closed, the beeping stops. If the seals of the doors are particularly dirty or don't seal completely when the doors close, the internal sensor of the refrigerator will sense the rise in temperature due to air escaping and will signal the alarm to beep.

How to Turn It off

If you don't care for the alarm, if you're changing the water filter or if the Samsung is experiencing an unusual amount of traffic, deactivate the alarm. Locate the electronic display of the Samsung refrigerator, press the "Alarm" button for three seconds and then release it. The alarm turns off and the beeping stops no matter how long the doors remain open, which doesn't stop the cooling elements of the refrigerator from functioning. Once you wish to reinstate the alarm function, press the "Alarm" button for three seconds again.

When It Won't Stop Beeping

When the refrigerator doesn't stop beeping, even after you've shut the door and deactivated the alarm, there might be a temporary electronic glitch in the system. Pull the refrigerator out from its nook, and unplug it to reset the connection. The beeps should stop. Allow a minute to pass, and plug the Samsung back in. If the plug features a "Reset" button, press the "Reset" button. You might need to reprogram certain functions on the control panel. If the beeping problem persists, contact the Samsung service center for further instructions.