Hi there Belinda and welcome to the website, thank you for your inquiry, Please remember to rate my answer based on the service you have received here today. If there are any problems at all, please respond before rating and allow me to reply first so we may have a positive outcome regarding your inquiry.
When a frost free fridge starts alarming at time intervals such as in your case, it is alerting you to the fact that there is a problem with one of the components in the electrical circuit for your automatic defrost system
The defrost system is made up of a heater element, a defrost thermostat, the timer/controller, the temperature sensors, plus the cooling fan. One of these components is faulty and the fridge keeps beeping to warn you that you are facing an impending problem unless the appliance is diagnosed and the fault found and repaired. Basically, it is telling you there is a problem with one of the above mentioned and the appliance is going to go warm and you will lose food.
As far as the beeping goes, it will not stop unless you switch the fridge off and have it repaired. There is no magical reset for a technical problem such as this. The fault needs to be found and repaired, then the controller will go back to normal operation and the fridge will work 100% again.
To diagnose this fault, the fan panel in the back of the freezer will need to be removed, then you can get to the parts mentioned above and test them all with a multimeter etc,,
If you have a multimeter, I am happy to tell you how to go about trying to sort out this problem? Just let me know. Unfortunately, you will be needing some parts, and until you do this you wont know exactly which part is required either. So there will be no immediate fix tonight I'm sorry to inform you.
I'll give you the contact details for Westinghouse, you can ring them first thing in the morning and see if they can come out and repair the fridge... At least they will be able to get the required parts quickly and might even bring the majority with them, on the first call..
1300 363 640.
If you go here, you can enter your region and post code and locate the nearest service centre to your area also,
As long as you keep the doors shut, switch the fridge off when you go to bed tonight and then switch it back on in the morning,,It is starting to go warm anyway and leaving it running is not really a good idea anyway until you have it repaired...
If you have any further questions, just ask, I'm here to help.
If you would prefer to get a local tech out to take a look, supply me your region and post code, I am happy to locate you a reputable repair service in your area, okay.
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Thank you! I will let you know the outcome :)
PS please let me know if you receive the rating - I have been trying to click on it and nothing is happening?!
Yeah it is still not letting me click it...I am able to hover the mouse over the rating and it highlights it, but when I click on it it doesn't register in any way.
I would like to give you an 'Excellent Service' rating. You have been so helpful and given us so much direction with the issue - thank you!
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