I get it…
You wanna be free from that annoying beeping sound…
And it’s coming from your KitchenAid refrigerator.
Well, I’m here now.
So let me present to you the quickest way to make that beeping stop.
Continue reading to discover:
- Why your KitchenAid refrigerator is beeping.
- 3 risks of leaving your refrigerator door open (#1 has the greatest effect).
- 11 snappy fixes to stop the beeping sound from your KitchenAid refrigerator.
- And much, much more…
Why is my KitchenAid refrigerator beeping?
Your KitchenAid refrigerator is beeping due to the Door Ajar alert. This notice means you left the door open. Sometimes, it might beep once power is restored after an outage. Other times it’s due to your refrigerator standing unevenly.
KitchenAid refrigerator beeping: 11 fixes
#1: Tap a random button on the control panel
You must know this first:
This fix is best applied after a power outage.
That’s because during that situation…
Your refrigerator will power off and stop maintaining the temperature inside.
So, as time goes by…
If it remains off, the temperature inside rises.
Now, fast forward to when the power’s back…
Your refrigerator is up and running again. But not yet back on its feet, so to say.
You see, it’ll detect that the temperature inside is higher. With that, it sends out an alert through a beeping sound.
And when you check your fridge’s control panel…
You’d see that it displays this text:
To stop the beeping and remove the warning…
Tap any button on the control panel.
That’s all you have to do for this case.
Note: This is only a notice from your fridge that it’s about to do some important work. And that’s to get the internal temperature to the ideal one.
#2: Close the fridge door
This is another kind of alert…
And now, your fridge is reminding you to close its doors.
This will start to happen once you leave the door open for more than 5 minutes.
The control panel will also show the notice that says:
Of course, to turn it off, you’ll have to close the doors.
#3: Mute the alarm
You’re cleaning your refrigerator.
And while you’re wiping its shelves or restacking your food stock…
Your heart almost jumped off of your chest when there was a sudden beeping.
Well, it’s still because of the “Door Ajar” notice…
So whether you leave the door open intentionally or not…
It’s still gonna go on.
As I said, it begins to do so once the doors are open for more than 5 minutes.
“Okay. But I’m not yet done with cleaning it…
What should I do?”
Oh, no worries…
You can continue with your cleaning…
But that’s right after you access the control panel and touch any button there.
After that, you can proceed like nothing happened. Although the “Door Ajar” alert will continue to show.
With that, don’t forget to close the door once you’re done.
If not, you’re putting your refrigerator at risk.
Let me list some here:
#1: Condensation and spoilage
You know when your glass is filled with a cold beverage and there are beads of water around it?
It’s kinda like sweat, right?
Now, the same sweating can happen to your refrigerator as well.
You see, the reason behind that is condensation. Science says it’s when the air becomes liquid.
And this occurs when you leave your fridge door open.
With it, warm air from the appliance’s environment meets the cold air inside. Thus forming water droplets.
And not only is this a telltale sign that your fridge’s struggling to maintain its temperature…
It can also lead to food spoilage.
That’s because condensation can occur inside the food containers, too.
You must know that moisture contributes to quicker food spoilage.
So, close the fridge door if you still plan to eat that leftover you put in a while ago.
I did mention that your refrigerator’s struggling.
Well, it doesn’t have any life problems thrown at it like you and I…
Regardless, it can still feel overworked.
That’s because when you leave its door open…
The fridge begins to work twice as hard to maintain its temperature.
It’s as if it’s competing with the warm air coming in.
Cue Mission Impossible’s theme song…
Well, it’ll manifest through overheating.
And if this happens too often, it’ll also show through an electricity bill that might stretch out of your roof.
Yep, that high. So, better keep that fridge door closed.
#3: Frozen evaporator coil
With your fridge sweating…
The damage will be bigger than what you might initially think.
I’m talking about your refrigerator’s evaporator coil…
When the water gets to that part, it can get frozen. With that, your refrigerator will have trouble getting cold. Thus resulting in a decline in performance.
#4: Properly place shelves
It’s good that you’re cleaning your fridge regularly.
And according to CNET, that means wiping your fridge’s exterior daily. Then, you must do a deep cleaning every 3 or 4 months.
When you do…
Ensure that you’re placing the shelves back the way they were. No more, no less. That means they shouldn’t be sticking out.
Otherwise, it causes your refrigerator doors to remain open. Then, that leads to a sudden beeping sound.
#5: Don’t overfill your fridge
Another thing that can leave your refrigerator’s door open:
Filling it with too much stuff.
To the point that there might be no more space…
So some are sticking out of the fridge. Therefore stopping the door to close all the way.
Then, beep beep.
Not only is that sound annoying…
But you’ll also have to take out the content and try and organize it.
To lessen the noise, press any button on the control button first. With it, while you’re trying to reorganize your fridge’s insides, you won’t be more frustrated.
And speaking of organizing…
I highly recommend that you compartmentalize your fridge.
Doing so doesn’t just put an end to that troublesome beeping…
It can also help you maximize your fridge’s space.
If my persuasion skills worked, here are things that I urge you to check out:
#6: Ensure proper air circulation inside
Apart from the possibility of too much stuff sticking out of your fridge…
Overfilling its insides can also cause poor air circulation.
You might have too many things stacked. And it’s too crowded on one shelf.
With that, your fridge contents are blocking the air vents.
So the cool air won’t be able to go around the fridge.
And that’s why I really encourage you to organize it.
Trust me. It won’t only be helpful. But most people find it satisfying, too.
Just imagine being greeted by a well-arranged pantry. Oh, the dream.
Note: Some fridge organizers are stackable bins. When using it, ensure that you’re not covering too much room. Leave enough space for the air to circulate.
#7: Replace and maintain the door seal
Nothing’s sticking out. Not a shelf, nor a random ketchup bottle.
Moreover, everything’s just right inside your refrigerator.
And yet, the beeping remains persistent…
Well, unfortunately, the problem might be lying on your door seal.
This time, it can be damaged.
This can happen due to wear and tear.
With that, you’ll need to replace the door seals. And here’s how to do so for your KitchenAid refrigerator:
But if you can’t find yourself to do it…
Calling a technician to replace it for you is more than alright.
Note: Unfortunately, door seals aren’t covered in the 1-year standard warranty.
With that, ensure that you maintain your door seal as well.
One way to do so is to clean it as much as once a week. Give it a wipe to remove dirt and debris.
That might seem like a small action…
But it’s an essential practice for your refrigerator’s longevity.
You might also want to know: 15 Best Ways To Maintain Your Refrigerator
#8: Level your refrigerator
Fridge doors? Closed.
Power outage? None.
Time to look at your refrigerator’s feet.
Are they even?
If not, then that’s what’s causing it to beep and beep.
And sometimes, its feet might be even. But it’ll continue to alert you if the ground it stands on is tilted.
To fix both issues, you’ll have to use shims.
Those are any thin material that fills a gap between objects. In this case, it’s your fridge’s feet and the ground.
Here’s what a non-slip plastic shim looks like. And you can use it to level your refrigerator.
#9: Defrost your refrigerator
Most modern refrigerators have a self-defrosting capability.
However, some models from the early days don’t have it. With that, you have to defrost your fridge manually.
Moreover, just because your fridge can automatically defrost…
Doesn’t mean you’ll leave it be on this matter.
For one, freezer malfunction can happen.
Which leads to excessive ice build-up.
That’s not cool.
So you have to defrost it. And here are 3 options on how to proceed:
#1: Let it melt
This is the longest way to do it. But it won’t require you much effort. Just:
- Turn off your refrigerator by unplugging it from the power source.
- Take out its contents until it’s empty.
- Leave the door open. Therefore exposing the insides to the warm air.
- Periodically mop the water from the melting ice.
- Plug your fridge back to power once all ice is melted.
- Put the content back in your refrigerator.
#2: Hot water
Now, this is quicker than the first one.
So to defrost your fridge using hot water:
- Boil some water.
- Disconnect your refrigerator from its power source.
- Empty the fridge.
- Carefully pour small amounts of hot water on the ice.
Note: Let me emphasize carefully. And only pour a necessary amount from time to time. If not, this can damage the insides of your refrigerator.
- Wipe the water inside and around the fridge.
- Once everything’s dry, you can plug your fridge back in.
- Put the content back in your fridge.
#3: Use a spatula
You’ll have to exert a little effort for this one…
But at least you won’t have to mop off refrigerator water…
So take a spatula and carefully scrape off the ice that built up.
To help, you can combine this option along with #2. Hot water can soften up the ice, therefore making it easier to scrape ‘em off.
Read also: 15 Refrigerator Do’s And Don’ts (Avoid #7 At All Times)
#10: Perform a reset
You might think that your fridge has run out of reason to beep.
Why won’t you? The door’s closed. The ground’s as flat as a plateau.
Let me tell you…
Your refrigerator isn’t beeping randomly.
One of its internal components might be experiencing some malfunction.
But before you bring it out for a check-up on the repair shop…
Try doing a reset first. That’s because this might be the only thing that it needs. So, follow these:
- Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord from the outlet.
- Wait for at least 10 minutes.
- Then, plug the cord back into the power socket.
Continue reading: 5 Steps To Reset Your Kitchenaid Refrigerator In 27 Sec
#11: Contact KitchenAid customer support
If after all the fixes, especially the reset…
And your KitchenAid refrigerator’s still at it with the beeping.
It’s out of your hands.
Time to ask KitchenAid’s customer support for help. Proceed to their contact page. There, you can choose your desired way to get in touch with them and how.