600 and 700 Series Door Ajar Alarm


  • How long does a door need to be open before the door ajar alarm beeps? Can this time be adjusted?
  • Can you adjust the volume of the door ajar alarm?
  • How do you turn the door alarm off or on in a 600 model? Can you disable the door ajar alarm?
  • Does the door ajar alarm work for the refrigerator and freezer?
  • Why is the door ajar alarm only working for the refrigerator or freezer side?
  • Door ajar alarm going off even with door closed; causes of door ajar alarm
  • Door alarm or bell icon flashing


Turn 600 or 700 Series Bell On/Off

To turn the door ajar alarm on or off on 600 and 700 Series products, press the Bell On/Off key on the control panel.

Door Alarm Tips

The alarm monitors both the refrigerator and freezer door(s) and drawer(s).

Duration and Volume

  • The door ajar alarm sounds after 30 to 60 seconds of the door opening (time varies by product).
  • The amount of time before the alarm sounds and the door ajar alarm volume are not adjustable.
  • The alarm sounds until the door is closed, or the alarm is turned off on the control panel. Press the Alarm key to turn the alarm off.

Bell Icon

  • When the door ajar alarm is on, the bell icon appears in the display panel indicating it is working.
  • When the door ajar alarm is on and the door is left ajar, the alarm icon flashes.
  • When the door ajar alarm is off, the bell icon does not appear in the display panel.

Door Ajar Alarm Troubleshooting

Beeping With Door Closed

For troubleshooting information for beeping with the door closed, see Sub-Zero Beeping.

Door Ajar Icon on But Chime Does Not Sound

  1. If the door ajar alarm icon is on but the chime does not sound, or if the chime has become hard to hear, reset the breaker for 10 seconds.
  2. If the alarm works for only one side, refrigerator or freezer, the alarm is sensing the door switch. If the door is slightly open but the switch is not sensed as open, the alarm may not work.
  3. Opening the door fully and see if alarm turns on after one minute.
  4. If the door ajar icon still appears after the steps above are complete, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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