Is your Beko fridge running into some problems?
Perhaps its control panel started malfunctioning after a power outage…
Or after you moved it to a new location?
Lucky for you, a simple reset can get it back to running in no time.
If you want to know how easy that is…
Read on to discover:
- When you should do a reset.
- 7 easy steps to reset a Beko refrigerator.
- How to reset a Beko fridge without unplugging.
- Whether Beko fridges have dedicated reset buttons.
- And a lot more…
How to reset a Beko fridge?
To reset a Beko fridge, unplug its power cord from the socket or toggle OFF its circuit breaker. Next, turn its fridge and freezer temperature settings to “0.” After that, wait for 40 minutes before replugging the fridge. Once turned ON, set its internal temperature to the recommended setting.
7 steps to reset a Beko fridge
#1: Cut off the refrigerator’s power supply
Note: Before you begin, make sure to transfer your supplies to a different fridge or container. As the reset process can take almost an hour, depending on your unit’s issue.
You can place your perishable goods on tightly-sealed containers. And put them on a cooler with ice packs.
Also, put a rug underneath the appliance to catch water leaks due to defrosting.
Here we go…
To reset a fridge, you have to turn off its components. Including its compressor, condenser and evaporator coils, fan motors, thermostats, and sensors.
And to do that, you have to cut off the fridge’s power supply. You have to ensure that no single component is running.
Well, there are 2 ways you can remove its power. Either by:
- Unplugging its power cord from the socket.
- Switching off its circuit breaker on the breaker box.
If you can, always follow the first method, which is unplugging the appliance. As this is the most effective way to completely remove electricity from the fridge.
But if the fridge’s power cord is inaccessible, switching OFF its circuit breaker would also work.
#2: Turn the temperature setting to “0”
The next thing you should do is turn off your appliance’s cooling system. And you can do that by turning the temperature dial to “0.”
Note: This step only applies to fridge models with manual temperature dials. If yours have a digital selector, skip to step #3.
Beko fridge models with digital selectors don’t usually have an “OFF” or “0” temperature option. Once you’ve turned off the unit, its cooling system will return to its default setting.
There’s one temperature dial on most Beko fridges. And that works for both the fresh food and freezer compartments.
To adjust the Beko fridge temperature dial:
- Open the fridge door.
- Locate the temperature dial, usually on the fresh food compartment.
- Then, turn the dial towards the left until you reach “0.”
#3: Let it sit for 40 minutes
After that, just wait for about 40 minutes.
Keeping your fridge turned off for 40 minutes allows it to hard reset. And that reboots its components and refreshes its cooling system.
Which results in optimal and efficient cooling.
Note: Do this method if you’re resetting because your fridge isn’t cooling. Or when some of the functions aren’t working.
But if you only want it to get back to its regular operation after a power outage…
Unplugging it for about 2 to 5 minutes would be sufficient.
“I can’t just wait for 40 minutes and do nothing….”
Well, you can take this opportunity to wipe clean the shelves and dispenser. And also, vacuum the condenser coils if you have the energy to do so.
Doing this helps maintain your refrigerator and keep it to its tip-top condition.
#4: Power ON the appliance
Once the time has passed, power ON your Beko refrigerator.
If you’ve unplugged it, replug its power cord to the power socket. And if you’ve switched off its circuit breaker, toggle it back on.
Note: Technically, this completes the reset process.
But to see whether the process is successful, check if the:
- Control panel is ON.
- Compressor is running.
- Internal light is working fine.
- Function buttons are responsive.
- Dispensers are releasing water and ice.
If everything is okay and running, continue to the next step.
But if not, you may want to redo the resetting process. And diagnose your fridge for other issues.
#5: Set the internal temperature
Okay, now it’s time to set up your refrigerator for proper cooling.
Note: Different Beko fridge models have different temperature settings.
Here, I’ll discuss 2 different ways to adjust its internal temperature depending on its type:
- Temperature dial.
- Front control panel.
Using the temperature dial
Most Beko fridges with temperature dials have 0 to 5 cooling options. “1” is the warmest, and “5” is the coldest.
To cool your fridge to the recommended setting, set it to number “2” or “3.”
Here’s how to do it:
- Open the fridge door.
- Locate the temperature dial.
- Then, turn the dial towards the right until you reach number “2” or “3.”
Using the front control panel
Can see your fridge and freezer’s temperature level on the control panel? If yes, that means you can adjust it directly on the screen.
If you want your freezer at 0°F (-18°C), then choose “0°F” among the options.
To adjust it:
- Locate the front control panel.
- Press the fridge icon multiple times until you reach your desired fridge setting.
- Press the freezer icon multiple times until you reach your desired freezer setting.
Tip: To lock your temperature setting, press the “Key Lock” button once.
Can’t locate the mentioned icons on the control panel? Then, watch this short video:
#6: Wait for up to 24 hours for it to cool
“I’ve set my fridge’s internal temperature already. What’s next?”
After setting the temperature, there’s nothing left for you to do. But to wait for your unit to cool to the set temperature.
Regardless if you’ve turned off your fridge for 5 minutes or 40 minutes…
Its cooling components would take time to return to their regular operation.
Many things can contribute to how fast your fridge can cool, including the following:
- Components’ age and health.
- Duration of the reset process.
- Ambient temperature of the room.
Depending on these things, your fridge can cool after 2 hours or a whole day.
“Can I already restock my fridge while waiting for it to cool?”
Restocking snacks, condiments, veggies, uncut fruits, and dry leftovers should be fine.
But for red meat, poultry, fish, and other highly-perishable goods, wait for your freezer to cool first before restocking them.
#7: Contact Beko support for help
Oh, didn’t a reset resolve your fridge issue? Then, reach out to Beko support.
Instead of trying other troubleshooting methods not mentioned in your user manual…
Contact them for help or repair service.
That way, you can expect a professional technician to look into your product. Plus, you can avoid voiding your product warranty.
“What can I get from presenting my product warranty?”
If your Beko fridge is still under warranty, you may request a free service from them. Just make sure to provide your fridge’s model and serial numbers.
Also, if a part replacement is needed, they may get it for you for free. As long as it’s under the warranty’s terms and conditions.
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Frequently asked questions:
Is there a reset button on a Beko fridge?
There’s no reset button on a Beko fridge. If you need to reset it, you have to unplug it for 5 or 40 minutes, depending on the issue. Then, turn off its cooling system. Once the time has passed, replug the fridge. And finally, set its internal temperature to the recommended setting.
“How would I know if I have to unplug it for 5 or 40 minutes?”
Unplug it for 5 minutes if:
- It malfunctions after a power outage.
- The internal light isn’t working correctly.
- Some of the control buttons are unresponsive.
And, unplug it for 40 minutes if the:
- Fridge isn’t cooling at all.
- Method above didn’t work.
- Entire front control panel is off.
- Information on the control panel is inaccurate.
When should you reset a Beko fridge?
You should reset a Beko fridge if it malfunctions after a power outage. Or after moving it to a new location. A reset would also be necessary if it suddenly has stopped cooling. Or when some control buttons become unresponsive.
A reset can fix a lot of issues in your fridge, including:
- Unit not starting up.
- Unresponsive buttons.
- Beeping or flashing control panel.
- Not cooling freezer or fresh food compartment.
But if it’s performed unnecessarily, a reset can trigger more damage on your appliance.
So, only do a reset if it’s instructed on your user’s manual or by Beko support.
If you’re not sure how to resolve the issue with your fridge, your safest resort is to call Beko support.
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