All Frigidaire freezers come with a minimum of 3 built-in alarms. These alarms go off when the door is ajar, there is a power failure, or the freezer’s temperature is too high. There are, however, times when they may require a reset.
To reset the Frigidaire Freezer Alarm, check what might have triggered the alarm. Fix these issues, and the alarm will stop beeping. Alternatively, press the ‘reset’ or ‘set’ button on the freezer to stop the beeping.
In this article, I’ll explain how to go about this reset process. I’ll also discuss how to troubleshoot your Frigidaire freezer for any issue that may cause your alarms to beep in the first place.
Troubleshooting Freezer Alarm Issues
The alarm in your unit can go off for several reasons. For some, resetting the alarm is as simple as pressing the reset button, and the alarm will stop. For others, further action is required to stop the alarm.
Let’s look at issues that trigger your freezer’s alarm system and how to troubleshoot them.
Door Ajar Signal
Your freezer will beep if the door is left open for over 5 minutes. When this alarm sounds, the display on the unit will indicate that the door is open. Just close the door, and the alarm will stop beeping.
If the alarm doesn’t stop after you close the door, it may mean something is wrong with the door seal. It could either be worn out or just needs a good cleaning. Both these problems will stop the door from closing.
If the door seal is worn out, you can find replacements on Amazon or at the Frigidaire parts store. This Frigidaire 5304507199 Freezer Door Gasket from Amazon.com is a good replacement part for your freezer door seal. It is OEM certified and works with the following parts numbers:
On the other hand, if the door seal is just dirty, there’s no need to replace it. Scrub it with warm, soapy water until the door closes properly.
Alternatively, you may have put too many things inside the freezer. This is a common problem, and even if the door temporarily closes, you may find once you walk away that the door opens again. Always double-check to see if your freezer remains shut, and remove anything blocking the door.
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Temperature Is High
Frigidaire freezers are designed to allow the user to customize the temperature depending on their needs. However, if, for any reason, the unit’s internal temperature rises to an unsafe level, an alarm will start beeping. An unsafe temperature for a Frigidaire freezer is between 20 and 26 degrees Fahrenheit (-6.67 to -3.33 degrees Celsius) or higher.
The duration of high temperature before the alarm sounds is dependent on the model of the freezer. Some alarms will start beeping after 20 minutes, while others will start after an hour.
After this alarm goes off, the unit will go into a safe mode to try and maintain a colder temperature. To stop the alarm, all that’s needed is to press the reset button. You can then adjust the temperature accordingly.
If a power outage caused the issue, you can reset the alarm and let the unit rest for a while before turning it back on. If the alarm goes off again after you’ve turned it on, you should call a technician to check it out.
Whenever there’s a power failure and the power comes back on, the alarm will go off to alert you that there was a power outage. This is useful because you may have been away from home or unaware of the power failure.
Note that this alarm would only go off if the power outage was for more than an hour or when the freezer’s internal temperature is higher than it should be.
Some models of Frigidaire units will even display how long the power outage lasted. The longest period a unit can display is 36 hours.
Generally, the freezer will start working as normal after power is restored and will cool down to the correct temperature. However, if the power outage lasts for a long time (more than a couple of hours) and it’s difficult for your unit to get back to the standard temperature after power is restored, you need to call a technician to check it out. There may have been a power surge when the power came back on, which may have damaged the unit.
Aside from the above, some folks may want to disable the alarm completely because they feel the beeping sound is irritating. This is not recommended because these alarms are there for your safety, but it’s up to your discretion.
Unit Is Not Level
Another thing you should do is ensure that the unit is level. If it isn’t, you can use the leveling screws in the back of the freezer to adjust it until it levels out. Alternatively, check that it’s stable on the ground and isn’t sitting on top of any wires.
If your refrigerator is not level, the alarm may continue to sound.
When the Alarm Won’t Stop Beeping?
What happens if, after you try to reset the alarm, it wouldn’t stop beeping? In such a case, you may need to call a technician. But before you make that call, try turning off your unit and turning it on again:
- Unplug the unit from the power source and let it rest for a minimum of 10 minutes.
- After that, put it back on; hopefully, the alarm will be silenced by this hard reset.
- If, however, the alarm continues beeping, then call a professional. The alarm may have malfunctioned, or the buttons are no longer working. Whatever the issue, the technician will let you know and fix it.
Additional Alarm Codes
As we begin to wind down this discussion, here’s a list of other alarm codes that you may see on your Frigidaire refrigerator and what they mean:
- SB or Sb. This means that your unit is in Sabbath mode. If you do not want it in this mode, you will need to refer to your owner’s manual to deactivate it.
- DI SP. This code shows that an ice cube(s) is jammed in the chute. All you need to do is check the ice chute and remove the ice cube or any other blockage.
Errors Codes That Need Professional Attention
When you notice any of the following error codes for the units indicated, it means that you need to call in an authorized professional to come to check out the unit:
- Side by Side Door/French Door – SY CF, SY CE, SY EF, OP, and SH
- Four-Door Refrigerator – Er CE and Er T1 – Er T6
We must emphasize that this check must only be carried out by authorized Frigidaire personnel. This is very important, or else you will void your warranty. Always call the company’s customer care or after-sales unit before carrying out any repairs on your unit while it is still under warranty.
Modern-day appliances are designed for ease of use. You shouldn’t always have to call a technician to come to check out every issue, which is why the user manual is there for you to troubleshoot certain issues yourself. There are several reasons why a Frigidaire freezer alarm might go off, and usually, it’s a simple fix.
Resetting your freezer alarm is the go-to option if it won’t stop beeping. However, if your troubleshooting endeavors fail, it’s time to call in a professional.
You can also check out this article if your Frigidaire refrigerator is beeping.