You wake up to a beeping noise.
No, it’s not your alarm.
Instead, the sound is coming from your Electrolux fridge.
Don’t panic. Instead…
Keep reading to learn more:
- Why your Electrolux fridge is beeping.
- The 2 main causes that make Electrolux fridges beep.
- 9 easy fixes to stop your Electrolux fridge from beeping.
- And so much more…
Why is my Electrolux fridge beeping?
Your Electrolux fridge is beeping because it isn’t cooling down enough. Sensors in the fridge keep track of its temperature and power input. The fridge beeps when its temperature is too high. It also beeps when the power’s off.
Electrolux fridge beeping: 9 fixes
#1: Set your refrigerator’s temperature
For your Electrolux fridge to run at its best…
You should set your fridge and let it sit between 39°F and 41°F (4°C to 5°C).
And if your fridge has a freezer compartment, adjust it to -0.4°F (-18°C). These settings are guidelines set by the manufacturer.
Note: Bacteria grow the fastest when temperatures are between 40°F and 140°F (4.4°C to 60°C). With some even doubling in number within 20 minutes. So, setting your fridge at 40°F (4.4 °C) or lower can protect most of your food items.
For further information, check out this chart from the USFDA. It contains recommendations for the best temperature for storing specific food items.
Electrolux states that their refrigerators beep when there’s a rise in their temperature.
“Why does a high temperature cause your fridge to beep?”
Electrolux refrigerators have sensors that track temperature.
If the fridge exceeds 41°F (5°C), it will sound the alarm.
2 main reasons that raise your refrigerator’s temperature:
- A power failure.
- Leaving the fridge door open for too long.
Refrigerators cool their temperatures by regulating the flow of cold air.
Now, a power failure turns the appliance off.
As the cold air can’t circulate through the fridge, it turns back to room temperature.
Now, to the second reason…
When you leave your fridge’s door open for far too long, cold air escapes. This causes the temperature of the fridge to also increase.
Note: “Too long” can vary based on the refrigerator model you have. Electrolux estimates between 2 to 5 minutes.
There’s good news, though.
More recent refrigerator models from the manufacturer come with a display.
The latter shows the fridge’s temperature.
These models also have an alarm indicator for when you leave the fridge open for too long.
Pressing any button on the refrigerator usually hushes your appliance.
Take a look at the following video to know which buttons to look out for:
#2: Close your fridge’s door
Make sure that nothing is blocking your refrigerator’s door.
A slight opening can cause cold air from your fridge to leak out.
So check if items are hanging over the edge of your fridge shelves.
Also, see if your fridge’s door gaskets are clean or need replacing.
Electrolux sells a gasket kit that can fit many of its refrigerator models.
#3: Don’t put hot food into the fridge
Let food products sit at room temperature before storing them in the fridge.
That’s because it isn’t advisable to put hot food in your fridge. Doing so can also change the temperature of items around it.
Note: Heat from food may trick your fridge’s sensors into thinking it’s rising in temperature so fast.
#4: Don’t hoard food in the fridge
If you plan to store a lot of food in the fridge at once…
I suggest you don’t.
If you do, it can lower the fridge’s temperature.
Moreover, cramming food in the fridge can block cold air from ventilating.
Leave an inch between food and shelves. This can be between:
- The food and the sides of the shelves.
- The food and the top of each refrigerator compartment.
Doing this step also helps prevent the immediate spread of contamination and spoilage.
So keep enough space between food items in general.
Reading Tip: 15 Best Ways To Maintain Your Refrigerator
#5: Defrost your fridge once in a while
Frost can grow thicker in refrigerators over time.
If the frost grows between 0.15 and 0.20 inches (4 to 5 mm)…
It can block your compartments from closing.
But there’s a solution for that…
Defrosting can help melt the excess ice away.
Melting the frost can also help release food bits. Removing these pieces can give you more room to store food.
Defrosting is also required to clean your refrigerator.
Moreover, doing a regular clean-up of your refrigerator will help maintain the quality of your food.
Plus, it’ll make your refrigerator perform better.
You might also want to read: 15 Refrigerator Do’s And Don’ts (Avoid #7 At All Times)
#6: Ensure the door is closed
This fix applies especially when curious children play with the refrigerator doors.
You see, the problem isn’t in opening or closing the refrigerator doors…
It’s in the way someone closes the doors.
So, always shut your fridge door tight but gently. Doing so prevents the alarm from going off.
Note: Check if your flooring is level, solid, and can support your refrigerator. A sagging or sloping floor can cause your refrigerator to not close.
Read next: 11 Ways To Stop A Refrigerator From Buzzing
#7: Set some of your fridge’s functions off
Electrolux manufactures their refrigerators with 2 main functions for storing food:
- Frostmatic/Super Freeze.
- Coolmatic/Super Cool.
Frostmatic freezes fresh food faster while protecting food stored in the fridge already. You don’t want your food to warm up now and then.
Meanwhile, Coolmatic cools a large number of goods in the refrigerator.
Now, performing these functions need your refrigerator to work harder.
So if these functions are always on, they can degrade your appliance faster.
Additionally, continued use of these functions increases your power bill.
In the long term, a fridge in poor condition is more likely to beep often.
#8: Cold air isn’t circulating in your appliance
The way you store and place your food in the fridge can block cold air from circulating…
And that’s another reason not to fill your fridge with plenty of food.
This blockage can cause some of your food to spoil earlier.
Otherwise, check if your fridge’s vents are ventilating cold air. The vents are usually located on the sides of the shelves.
#9: Check your fridge’s electrical wiring connections
Warning: Turn the power off before making any electrical connection fixes.
Make sure that there’s enough power delivered to your appliance.
This is because some Electrolux fridges have power outage alarms.
And these alarms beep whenever power returns to the appliance.
A simple, loose power cord can raise this alarm.
But in general, a faulty electrical connection can lead to your appliances malfunctioning.
Try to check and fix faulty wiring connections.
Try out all these fixes first before contacting a service engineer.