Frigidaire Refrigerator Beeping 5 Times-The Ultimate Guide

The freezer in my Frigidaire refrigerator beeps five times, then pauses and repeats, over and over again.

It beeps like this every few minutes, so I can’t fall asleep at night or focus on anything else while I’m in the kitchen during the day. It’s kind of an inconvenience.

Plus, I don’t know how to make it stop beeping – if only I could find the answer to my question about why my Frigidaire refrigerator beeping 5 times when there are no problems with the appliance itself, then maybe I could fix it.

My refrigerator was beeping 5 times. I followed the owner’s manual on how to fix this, but it still didn’t stop beeping 5 times.

After some troubleshooting and thinking, I figured out that the water filter needed changing.

To resolve the issue of my Frigidaire refrigerator beeping 5 times, I replaced the water filter and my refrigerator has been working fine ever since.

Here are all the steps I took to do so, with pictures to make it easy for you to understand.

My Frigidaire Refrigerator Wasn’t Working

I discovered that my refrigerator was making an intermittent noise. It only occurred a few times over 24-hour period, and it wasn’t loud enough to be annoying.

The first time I heard it, I thought it might be coming from my computer tower, but when I checked on it later that night, there was no sound.

Each time I heard it after that, I made sure to check my computer for any errors; each time there were none.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Beeping 5 Times

The Problem is Easy to Fix Yourself

I have been using a Frigidaire Side-by-Side refrigerator for years. Lately, it started beeping five times.

The first time I ignored it, but when it happened again I checked online to see what was causing the issue and fixed it myself. 

A dirty condenser filter is causing that beep code on some models. It’s pretty easy to clean yourself if you can deal with a few wires or hoses being disconnected temporarily.

If not, it will cost you about $200 in labour. (I didn’t want to pay that much.)

How To Fix the Problem

When I took apart my refrigerator and looked at where the beeping was coming from, I found a failed light sensor in a circuit board.

The failure was electrical, so fixing it was as simple as replacing that component. Now that it’s fixed, my refrigerator has been running smoothly for over two years now.

If you have your own Frigidaire refrigerator with a beeping problem, check out these instructions on how to fix it. They will walk you through all of the steps necessary to get your fridge working again.

Unplugged all fridges around mine and left them unplugged for about 15 minutes. plugged back in, the fridge beeped 3 times did not help.

Moved my ref back to where it was originally and plugged in again. after 30 minutes it stopped beeping, so I plugged my neighbour’s fridge back into power, still beeped 3 times, but after an hour or so no more beeps.

As of now, it has been a couple of hours, and still no beeps either way. I am going to call Frigidaire tomorrow and let them know what happened because I am sure there are other people out there with similar problems.

Hopefully, they can fix it remotely since it’s only 3 years old. I’ll update if anything else happens.


Frigidaire refrigerator repair manual troubleshooting tips

Frigidaire refrigerators have a diagnostic fault code feature that tells you what’s wrong with your fridge.

You may hear five beeps, one beep, and one long or two short beeps followed by three additional short beeps in various patterns if something is wrong with your refrigerator. 

The pattern of beeps will tell you which part needs to be replaced. Before calling for service, check these common issues first: 

  1.  The door isn’t closed all of the ways 
  2. There are items blocking airflow
  3.  The temperature control isn’t set properly
  4. Your water filter needs to be changed
  5. An item is stuck in your ice maker
  6. The freezer door has been left open too long.

Also read:  Frigidaire Refrigerator Keeps Resetting to 1 Solved

Also watch the video to fix this issue


I called my tech support at 1-800-4MY-HOME and my technician walked me through each step in troubleshooting a refrigerator that beeps.

My refrigerator model needs a new defrost timer. It’s a small motor that spins every two hours to melt the frost from the inside of your fridge.
If it stops spinning, then you get freezer burn on your food. But if it keeps spinning, then you hear a beep every two hours because there’s no frost to melt.

The part costs $50 online, but only $20 at my local hardware store.