Viking is one of the best luxury refrigerator brands for many reasons, specifically its amenities. Some of these include built-in alarms that beep to indicate a change or malfunction. But what can you do when a Viking refrigerator is beeping and you can’t figure out why?
We’ll troubleshoot the most common reasons why your Viking refrigerator keeps beeping such as a temperature alarm or faulty sensor.
What to Look for When Your Viking Refrigerator is Beeping
So why does my Viking refrigerator keep beeping? While some alarms warn of a malfunction, others indicate a change that can be easily rectified. We’ll discuss both possibilities when your Viking refrigerator is beeping as well as how to silence all alarm functions.
Viking Refrigerator Temperature Alarm
If the temperature inside your Viking refrigerator or freezer becomes too warm for too long, an alarm will sound indicating the change. Depending on your model refrigerator, this could happen anywhere between 1-3 hours of increased temperature.
You can end this Viking refrigerator beeping problem by pressing the “Alarm Off” button on the control panel to deactivate the alarm. You can then lower the temperature on the control panel to the setting recommended in your user manual.
Faulty Viking Refrigerator Thermistor
Even high-end refrigerators experience malfunctions from time to time and another reason your Viking alarm is beeping could be a faulty thermistor. A refrigerator thermistor monitors the refrigerator’s temperature, signaling the control panel if it’s too warm or too cold.
A faulty thermistor will send inaccurate signals to the control panel, causing your Viking alarm to indicate a temperature change. You can silence the alarm by pressing “Alarm Off” on the control panel. If lowering the refrigerator temperature doesn’t stop the alarm the thermistor may be faulty and requires professional service.
Viking Refrigerator Door Open Alarm
An open refrigerator door is one of the most common reasons why a Viking refrigerator keeps beeping. On most refrigerators, the alarm will sound when the door to the refrigerator or freezer is left open for more than 3 minutes.
Shutting the open door will immediately deactivate the alarm. However, cleaning or stocking your refrigerator requires you to keep a door open sometimes. When your Viking refrigerator door alarm keeps going off, these two options will silence the beeping, depending on your model refrigerator:
- Press “Alarm Off” on the control panel
- Press “Options,” followed by “Door Alarm is On”
Refrigerator Sensor Not Working
Sensors that measure changes or activate with breakdowns trigger your Viking refrigerator alarms. However the sensors themselves can be susceptible to malfunction. When this happens, the refrigerator may be functioning normally and the sensor requires replacement.
To confirm that no other malfunctions exist before replacing an alarm sensor we recommend a professional assessment.
How to Turn Off Viking Refrigerator Alarm
If you prefer that your Viking alarms never sound when there’s a problem you can turn all alarm functions off. Once this is done, your refrigerator won’t alert you if there is a temperature change, open door, or other malfunction. Follow these steps on the control panel main menu to turn off all alarm sounds:
- Press “User Settings”
- Keep pressing “More Settings” until “Alarm Sound is On” is displayed.
- Press “Alarm Sound is On” once. It should change to “Alarm Sound is Off.”
- Press “Done” to confirm the setting and return to the main menu
If your Viking refrigerator is beeping even after these troubleshooting tips, it may be time for a professional service.