Nothing’s more annoying than hearing a short beeping sound that doesn’t end.
Stopping your Westinghouse fridge from causing this is easier than you think.
See, I know 7 possible ways to fix this problem.
And you don’t need to be too tech-savvy to try out any of them.
Continue reading to discover:
- 7 effortless solutions to this beeping problem.
- How you can check the internal temperature of your fridge.
- The most common reasons why your Westinghouse fridge is beeping.
- And this is just the beginning…
- Why is my Westinghouse fridge beeping?
- Westinghouse fridge beeping: 7 fixes
- #1: Remove hot/warm food from your fridge
- #2: Close the door tightly
- #3: Ensure that nothing’s stopping the door from closing
- #4: Ensure that your fridge is cool enough
- #5: Ensure that you’re not overfilling your fridge
- #6: Pull your fridge away from the wall
- #7: Defrost your freezer
- Bonus: Contact Westinghouse
Why is my Westinghouse fridge beeping?
Your Westinghouse fridge is beeping because its temperature is warmer than usual. That said, this problem happens when the fridge’s doors aren’t shut completely. And in other cases, the refrigerator beeps because it’s too close to the wall.
Westinghouse fridge beeping: 7 fixes
#1: Remove hot/warm food from your fridge
Westinghouse fridges have a temperature sensor inside.
And when it senses that your appliance is warmer than usual…
It’ll beep to warn you that the food inside your fridge may go bad if left there longer.
However, this doesn’t only happen when the fridge’s overall temperature increases.
Because this also occurs when hot food is too close to the sensor of your appliance.
That said, if you’ve recently put warm goods inside your fridge, remove them for now.
And after doing so, observe if your appliance continues beeping.
If this solves the problem, simply make sure not to put hot/warm food in your fridge next time.
But if you still hear the beeping sounds, continue to the next fix.
#2: Close the door tightly
Another simple yet effective fix.
And that’s to ensure that you’ve completely closed your Westinghouse fridge’s doors.
As mentioned earlier, your appliance will beep if its temperature is warmer.
And the most common way this happens is when you’ve left your fridge’s doors open.
That said, you should reopen and shut all the doors on your appliance again.
Then observe if you can still hear the beeping sound.
#3: Ensure that nothing’s stopping the door from closing
If shutting your fridge’s doors again didn’t fix this problem…
You should ensure that nothing’s stopping them from doing so.
See, it’s pretty common for fridges to have a small gap in between their doors.
But fortunately, this is a pretty easy problem to fix.
With that said, here are…
3 easy ways to ensure that your Westinghouse fridge’s doors close correctly:
Method 1: Clean its gasket
Along the edges of your fridge’s doors…
You’ll see a rubber seal that ensures no air leaks from your appliance.
See, this is formally called the gasket.
And although it might seem like a small component of your fridge…
It plays a very important role.
That’s because if it’s:
Then your fridge won’t be able to stabilize its temperature. That’s because it’ll continue to leak its cold air through the gap caused by the gasket.
So, here’s how you can clean your fridge’s gasket:
- Prepare a damp washcloth or sponge.
- Add a small amount of white vinegar or dish soap to it.
- Open your fridge’s door.
- Use your sponge or washcloth to wipe the entire gasket of the door.
- After cleaning, use another dry cloth to wipe the gasket.
- Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly throughout the whole rubber seal.
Note: Do this process for all the doors on your fridge.
Now, if you’ve noticed that your gasket has come loose, you should proceed to…
Method 2: Reattach the rubber seal
If you’ve had your fridge for a couple of years now…
It’s pretty common for its gasket to come off.
That said, if you see this happening to yours…
You should reattach the rubber seal to your fridge. And that’s by using strong adhesives like super glue.
And if this still doesn’t fix the problem, it might be time to…
Method 3: Replace the gasket
If your fridge’s rubber seal is visibly weary or has physical damage…
I highly recommend contacting local professionals or Westinghouse themselves to replace this component.
“Can I do this process myself?”
Yes, you can. However, I don’t recommend doing so.
That’s because incorrectly installing the gasket will make this beeping sound continue.
Or you can also accidentally make the problem worse by creating bigger gaps.
Bonus: Ensure that no food or container is hitting the doors
Clear the areas nearest to the door of your fridge.
Because by doing so, you’ll ensure that no food or container is stopping its doors from closing.
#4: Ensure that your fridge is cool enough
If the previous fix didn’t stop the beeping problem…
Then it’s time to check the temperature of your fridge.
That’s because your Westinghouse appliance may be ON, but it’s not cool enough.
With that said, bear in mind that…
The ideal fridge compartment temperature is below 41°F (5°C).
And your freezer should be within -0.4°F (-18°C) to -4°F (-20°C).
Note: These numbers are general guidelines. That said, they may vary depending on the food you have in store.
“How do I check if my fridge is within that temperature range?”
Some models will show this in their digital display.
But other Westinghouse fridges don’t have a screen.
However, fret not. I know an easy way to…
Measure your Westinghouse fridge’s temperature (regardless of its model):
- Fill a glass or cup with water halfway through.
- Leave it in the middle of your refrigerator for 8 hours.
- After that, take the glass/mug out of the fridge.
- Using a thermometer, measure how cold the water inside it is.
Now, if you’re getting a reading within the ideal range, move on to the next fix.
However, if your refrigerator is warmer than 41°F (5°C), you should…
Change your refrigerator’s temperature settings:
- Tap the fridge button on your unit’s controls.
- Continue tapping until you reach the 3°C temperature.
- Press the freezer button.
- Continue pressing until it’s set at -18°C.
Note: If these steps don’t apply to you, refer to your fridge’s user manual. Then, follow the proper procedure to change its temperature goal.
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#5: Ensure that you’re not overfilling your fridge
The more people you’re with inside a room, the hotter the air around becomes, right?
See, the same principle applies to the food inside your fridge.
That said, the more content you have inside your refrigerator…
The harder it’ll be for your appliance to cool down its storage areas.
Now, of course, some will argue and say that:
“Refrigerators are designed to cool down even when they’re filled.”
And while that’s true, there’s a bit of a catch.
See, over time, all appliances, including fridges, lose their reliability.
To be specific, as the years go by…
Your Westinghouse appliance’s insulation foams will degrade. And its compressors and evaporators will also go weak.
See, both of these scenarios make it harder for your fridge to cool down.
With that said, you should now reduce the load of your fridge.
As a general guideline, try to remove half of its current contents. And observe for the next 15 minutes if the beeping continues.
Note: Put the food you remove inside a cooler filled with ice. This way, they won’t go bad while you’re trying this fix out.
Now, if removing some of your fridge’s load stopped the beeping…
You should limit its contents from now on.
But if this didn’t fix the problem…
#6: Pull your fridge away from the wall
Note: This fix only applies if your fridge is less than 2 inches close to its surrounding items.
Your fridge will also beep if it’s too close to the wall or other appliances.
That’s because this scenario also increases the temperature of your refrigerator.
That said, if the previous fixes didn’t solve the problem…
You should move your fridge away from other items:
Pro tip: I highly recommend having at least 1 more person help you do this process. That’s because refrigerators are pretty heavy to move by yourself.
Step 1: Remove the contents from your fridge
- Fill a portable cooler with ice.
- Put all the food, especially the perishables, from your fridge into this cooler.
Step 2: Unplug your fridge from its power source
Important: Let it sit powerless for 4 hours before you proceed to the next step. This ensures that you won’t hurt yourself from the heat your fridge naturally produces when it’s running.
And after waiting for the said duration…
Step 3: Move your fridge away from the wall
With the help of another person, pull your fridge away from the wall or other appliances.
That said, ensure that there’s a 2-inch clearance from all of its sides, then…
Step 4: Turn ON your fridge once more
Note: Let it run for 2 hours before placing your food inside it again. This way, it’ll be cool enough to prevent your goods from going bad.
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#7: Defrost your freezer
This beeping problem also happens if your fridge’s freezer starts accumulating frost.
That said, try to open the freezer compartment of your Westinghouse appliance.
And see if there’s any ice forming at its back wall.
Now, if you can see some frost formation, then you should defrost your fridge.
That said, here’s a short video that you can use as a guide to doing this process:
However, if you don’t see any frost inside your fridge, simply move on to the bonus section.
Bonus: Contact Westinghouse
If none of the previous solutions stopped the beeping sound from your fridge…
Then it’s time to contact Westinghouse.
That’s because, at this point, it’s safe to assume that your fridge has serious component problems. And only professionals can fix these issues.
That said, for fridge services…
Westinghouse recommends contacting their nearest service centers near you.
Or you may also contact the dealer where you got your unit from.
Either way, just ensure that you know your fridge’s:
- 9-digit PNC.
- Serial number.
That’s because service centers need to know them before assisting you.
Note: You can find these on the label inside your fridge’s refrigerator compartment.