Cause of a Beeping Noise in a Frigidaire Refrigerator

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There could be several reasons your refrigerator is beeping.
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The Frigidaire is a reliable workhorse in the kitchen. The appliance not only keeps your vegetables crisp and perishable items at just the right temperature, but it also alerts you if it is having an issue with one of its many smart parts. The sound of the refrigerators alarm, a series of beeps, can create a panic if you aren't sure what the hubbub is all about.

If you hear the Frigidaire fridge beeping, then it could be a few simple reasons and common problems that have an easy fix. From the ice maker not functioning properly to an improperly closed door, the beeping that the Frigidaire emits informs you that the unit needs a quick assist to maintain its constant temperature and smooth running.

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A fridge that beeps may just need a simple assist to address an open door or temperature issue.

Side-by-Side Frigidaire Fridge Beeping

The doors on a side-by-side Frigidaire can get left open by accident or by a haphazard toss of an opened bag of shredded cheese that tips into the door frame. When this happens, the Frigidaire will alert anyone within earshot that it needs a little help to keep the interior of the appliance at the right temperature.

Overstuffing the refrigerator can make the temperature rise or keep the doors from closing properly. Nudging the doors closed or removing any items that may be impeding its closure can stop the beeping immediately.

If all else fails, check the circuit board for a malfunction. This will more than likely require an expert unless you have prior experience.

Temperature Alarm Issues

A beeping noise that continues after you have addressed the door issue and other concerns could be due to a rise in temperature. Sometimes, this can happen if the door has been left open too long and the temperature has increased, throwing the appliance's system out of whack.

The alarm can be triggered when the interior of the refrigerator goes above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The alarm may stay on until the temperature drops to an appropriate and food-safe temperature. The high temperature icon may appear on the display screen until then, as well.

If the Frigidaire side-by-side beeps 5 times, but continues after you have checked the door, then press the alarm-reset button on the touch screen.

Upright Freezer Beeping

When the Frigidaire upright freezer keeps beeping, it could be due to a high temperature. This can occur when the inside of the freezer reaches 21 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, according to GE Appliances. If the upright freezer has a control panel on the front of the door, it will show a high temperature icon on the display, as well as sound an alarm.

The alarm can also be due to a door left ajar. When that happens, the door open icon will appear on the display screen on the front of the Frigidaire upright freezer.

To reset the alarm on the upright freezer, check to make sure the door is closed and that the food is frozen. Unplug the appliance and allow it to rest for 30 seconds before plugging it back in. This should reset the freezer, otherwise you may need to call a repair specialist.

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Kimberley McGee is an award-winning journalist with 20+ years of experience writing for a variety of clients, including The New York Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal Home section and other national publications. As a professional writer she has researched, interviewed sources and written about home improvement, interior design and related business trends. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her full bio and clips can be viewed at www.vegaswriter.com.

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