The kitchen refrigerators have added new convenience to the kitchen. Unlike in the past, homeowners can now shop for groceries, vegetables, and other perishable food supplies in bulk and store them safely in their fridges until the right time to consume them arrives.
KitchenAid is one of the renowned refrigerator brands in the market. I would recommend you to buy one if you want a refrigerator that blends quality and performance.
However, like any other electrical appliance, KitchenAid refrigerators are not immune to system flaws and minor glitches.
One of the common problems that you might experience with your KitchenAid refrigerator is the constant beeping alarm.
A KitchenAid refrigerator alarm going off and won’t stop beeping suggests that something has gone wrong in your KitchenAid refrigerator and needs correction. This guide outlines the various triggers of the refrigerator alarm and how to resolve them. Read on.
Reasons Why KitchenAid Alarm Keeps Going Off
Nothing is more annoying than a constant beeping alarm in a KitchenAid fridge. I remember one time I almost launched my 2 weeks old KitchenAid fridge in the yard due to constant beeping.
Luckily the KitchenAid team explained the various reasons why the KitchenAid alarm keeps going off and how to resolve them.
Some of the reasons why KitchenAid alarm keeps going off include improperly closed doors, uneven installation of the fridge, faulty defrosting system, high temperature, or defects in the electronic control module.
Below is a detailed explanation of the above causes.
Improperly Closed Refrigerator Door
The KitchenAid fridges have an inbuilt sensor that detects an open door and triggers the alarm to signal you about the same.
So, If the KitchenAid fridge door stays open for 2 to 5 minutes with its cooling mode on, the sensor will detect the increase in the heat from the surroundings and signal the main electronic module to trigger the alarm.
This mechanism helps to elongate the life of the refrigerator motor while reducing energy bills.
The primary causes of the KitchenAid fridge door problem include:
If you have overstuffed supplies in your fridge to the point that they are almost falling off, the door might fail to close properly. The door sensor will detect the door problem and trigger the alarm in turn. The door problem can also arise due to poor arrangement of the items.
To solve the overloading problem, you need to offload all the items in your fridge and rearrange them well. Be sure to prioritize the highly perishable items, followed by less perishable.
If the space seems too limited, then you can keep drinks and supplies that can go for hours without refrigeration in the waiting line. Also, ensure that your shopping quantity matches the holding capacity of your fridge.
Door Seal Problem
A damaged door deal is another reason the refrigerator door won’t close properly. The door seal can also prevent the door from closing if it has developed a foreign layer of scaling from dirt and grime.
So, if your door isn’t closing properly, you should check for any accumulation in the door seal to clean it first. If this doesn’t help, check whether the door seal is damaged to replace it.
Unevenly installed Fridge
Placing your fridge on an uneven surface interferes with the optimal operation of the fridge’s cooling and drainage systems.
More specifically, the cooling system features a compressor, which circulates certain types of oil throughout the fridge to absorb heat and initiate cooling. When the fridge is not leveled, the compressor is not able to work effectively, causing the inbuilt sensor to trigger the electronic controller to produce an alarm.
On the other hand, the drainage system eliminates water from defrosted ice and condensed warm air from the fridge. If the refrigerator is not on level ground, the water won’t flow properly, leading to the accumulation of ice at the back of the refrigerator. The accumulated ice may cause the sensor to cause an alarm.
You need to place the fridge on level ground to avoid the above problems. If your floor isn’t leveled, you can use shims or custom leveled structure to keep the unit level.
Defective Defrost System
Another cause of the alarm problem is a defective defrosting system. If defective, the system may fail to convert frost into water, resulting in the accumulation of ice. The ice builds up in turn may trigger the alarm to go off.
If you notice a build-up of ice at the back of your fridge, you should call a repairs expert to inspect and repair your defrosting system.
Are you using an old model without a defrosting system? Switch off the device and wait for the ice to melt completely before reconnecting.
If the power in your place had been out for an extended period, the fridge may gain temperature in its internal components. As a result, the KitchenAid fridge alarm will go off to alert you that the temperature inside the fridge has risen beyond the recommended level.
The alarm will beep continuously until the fridge reaches the optimal operating temperature.
However, if the alarm goes off after a short power outage, you can reset it to stop the sound. To reset, long press the alarm reset button, and it will stop beeping. If this doesn’t help, unplug the unit from power and plug it back after 10 minutes to set the entire unit.
The Faulty Electronic Control Module
The electronic control module controls all the operations of the fridge. When faulty, the electronic control module may interpret the information from the other components wrongly, and cause false alarms.
If you suspect that the electronic control module in your fridge is defective, do not try to repair it. Take the unit to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.
Note: The cost of replacing the electronic control board may be equivalent to or more than that of a new fridge. So I would recommend you go for a new unit.
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How To Turn Off/Disable KitchenAid Refrigerator Door Alarm?
As earlier mentioned, the door alarm goes off if the door is left open for 2 to 5 minutes, depending on the KitchenAid fridge model. The alarm would recur after 2 minutes or otherwise depending on the model.
To turn off/disable the KitchenAid refrigerator, close all the doors and drawers, and the alarm will stop. If the alarm goes off while cleaning and you want to mute it to execute the cleaning, press any button on the control module and the alarm will mute for two minutes.
Can You Lower the KitchenAid Refrigerator Alarm/Beeping Volume?
Suppose the fridge is not working to its full potential, but it can save some of your food items from going bad. In that case, you might be tempted to lower the beeping sound and use it as it awaits repair. But is that possible?
If you own a KitchenAid refrigerator, it’s important to note that the alarm’s volume is set to sound by default by the manufacturer. That said, you can’t Lower KitchenAid Refrigerator Alarm/Beeping Volume.
And since you may not know the cause of the alarm, the wisest thing you can do is to unplug the device from power and take it for repair.
How To Reset KitchenAid Refrigerator Alarm
So far, we have discussed the main causes of the KitchenAid refrigerator alarm and its solutions. However, sometimes none of the above culprits is the cause and all you need is to reset the alarm to resolve the issue.
To reset the KitchenAid refrigerator alarm, unplug the device from power and let it sit for ten minutes then plug it back. Alternatively, press the alarm reset button for 10 minutes and then release it. The above two options should help you reset the KitchenAid refrigerator alarm.
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