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Why Is My Fridge Beeping With The Door Closed?

It can not be very pleasant to find your fridge beeping when the door is closed. Since the problem can have several reasons, pinpointing one and finding the exact cause may be difficult. I had my fridge beeping and had to go through several troubleshooting options before finding the exact cause for the same.

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In this article, I have broken down the whole thing, and based on my experience, I have explained everything that you must have to know when your fridge starts beeping when the door is closed.

The possible reasons why your fridge may be beeping can be due to a door not closing properly, a broken door seal, overheating, and blocked air vents. A glitch in the processor and any issues with the icemaker may also make your refrigerator beep. 

Why Does My Fridge Beep Even When The Door Is Closed?

The primary reason a refrigerator will beep is when the door is not closed, or even when closed, it is not properly closed. However, if you find the fridge makes noise even when the door is closed, there can be several reasons that may make it beep. 

There may be a power failure

When there is a power failure, your refrigerator may show an error code and begin to beep. There may be a mismatch between the alarm and the power failure. The best solution in this context is to press the Alarm reset button. This will let the refrigerator understand that there is a power failure, and it will stop beeping. 

The temperature is too high

The too-high temperature inside the fridge may also result in a beep sound. If the temperature in the refrigerator goes above 55 F or above, it will set off an alarm. It is also true when the temperature in the freezer goes above 28 F or above. The temperatures may go high in the cases when the door seal has gone defective. It can also be possible due to the malfunction in the compressor, condenser, evaporator, or thermostat.

The refrigerator is overloaded 

An overloaded refrigerator can also start beeping. If that is the case, you may need to do a little juggling to reduce the load. Check for the items that can be removed from the fridge. Too many items in the fridge can make the refrigerator struggle to stabilize the temperature. 

Door seals may have been damaged 

If your fridge door seal is damaged, it can cause the fridge to set off a beeping alarm. You may wipe clean the door seals if they have accumulated gunk. If it does not solve the problem, you may need to replace the door seal. 

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Something is blocking the air vents

Anything blocking the airflow can also be a prime cause of beeping noise. Cleaning the container coils can also help you in fixing the issue. Dirty coils can make the fridge work harder and thus may cause the air vents to get blocked. One of the best prerequisites can be to avoid placing warm or hot items in the fridge. 

Ice stuck in icemaker chute

If your fridge has its icemaker chute blocked, it can set off the beeping alarm. Checking your icemaker and defrosting the fridge can also be an excellent option to fix the issue. If you find this happening quite repeatedly, it may be a good idea to check if there is an issue with the defrost heater, timer, or thermostat. 

An unbalanced fridge 

If the fridge is balanced improperly, it also sets off the alarm. Make sure that the fridge is balanced evenly. Once you place and adjust it properly, the beeping should stop. You can place a level on top of the fridge and balance it accordingly.  Once balanced, it should take around 15 minutes for the beeping sound to stop. 

Too much frost in the freezer 

Another reason that can cause a beeping alarm would include too much frost in the freezer. Make sure your fridge is defrosted automatically. Some fridge models defrost automatically at preset time intervals, while others may need to defrost them manually. Depending on which model you are on, you can defrost it or check for the frost and find the reasons for the frost formation.  Generally, you will see the defrost button on the temperature knob. You can just press it, and your fridge will defrost. 

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Your fridge may have some glitches

A beeping fridge may have a few other reasons besides the ones we already covered. There may be any glitches that might increase the temperature in the fridge and cause the beeping alarm to go. In such a scenario, turn off the fridge and then unplug your fridge. Wait for around 10 to 15 minutes. Turn on the fridge again. That should ideally resolve any glitches. If, however, your fridge beeping continues, you may need to check other components. 

How to Reset the Door Alarm On The Refrigerator?

If your fridge isn’t closed or if the door is slightly open, it activates the Door Ajar Alarm feature. This can sound the alarm when the refrigerator door is open for more than 2 to 5 minutes. The alarm may repeat once every two minutes or so. To stop it from beeping, you need to reset the alarm and close the door. In some cases, you may need to close the door and then reset the alarm. 

The right option to reset the alarm would be largely dependent on the model and manufacturer of your fridge. Check the manual that came with your fridge. Under ideal conditions, you will simply need to touch or press the door alarm switch. It will turn off. The location of the door alarm may differ based on your fridge model and manufacturer. 

What to Do if Your Samsung Fridge Won’t Stop Beeping?

If your Samsung fridge won’t stop beeping, the best option is to check if the door is open or ajar. Close the door and check if the beeping stops. It may also beep if the refrigerator is not getting proper power. Check if it is plugged properly into an outlet. 

In some cases, a power cord not plugged in properly may also cause concern. It may also be important to check if the fridge is located in the right balanced position. 

Why is My Fridge Beeping With the Door Closed?

Your fridge may begin beeping when it cannot maintain the temperature, even when the doors are closed. It is possible that some air is leaking into the fridge. This prevents the fridge from keeping the insides cold enough. Any rise in the temperature can make the fridge begin to beeping. 

Some or any of the items on the edge of the compartments will prevent the doors from closing. This can ultimately result in increasing the temperature and can result in a beeping fridge. 


In most situations, simply closing the refrigerator door will stop the beeping alarm. If that does not work for you,  it may be a good idea to reset the refrigerator by unplugging it for around five minutes. This should be the best option to help you fix a beeping fridge.

About the author

Atish Ranjan

Atish Ranjan is the founder of WaterBrower. The water-related problems faced by him in his childhood led him to take this kind initiative to help many others who might be facing similar problems. He has been into research and water testing wherein he has found great water treatment solutions in different regions of the world. This blog is about everything that he has learnt during this study. Hope it helps many:)

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