Sub-Zero Designer (Formerly Integrated) and Designer Wine Door or Drawer Ajar Alarm


  • How long does a door or drawer need to be open before the door ajar alarm beeps?
  • Adjust the time before the alarm beeps
  • How do you turn the Designer (Formerly Integrated) door alarm off or on? Can you disable the door ajar alarm or adjust the volume?
  • Why is the door ajar alarm only working for the refrigerator or freezer side?
  • Door or drawer ajar alarm going off even with door closed; causes of door ajar alarm
  • Silence the Designer Wine Storage alarm
  • Door alarm icon flashing


Door Alarm Tips

The door ajar alarm sounds when a door or drawer is open for a set period of time.

  • On Designer (Formerly Integrated) products, the door ajar alarm is adjustable for volume, pitch, and duration before the alarm sounds.
  • It is not possible to silence the alarm but it can be turned off completely.
  • The alarm monitors the refrigerator and freezer door(s) and/or drawer(s).
  • When activated, the door alarm displays a bell icon on the display panel.
  • The appearance of the bell icon changes on the control panel depending on how the door alarm set:
    • When the door ajar alarm is turned on, the bell icon darkens.
    • When the door ajar alarm is on and activated (door was left ajar), the bell icon flashes.
    • When the door ajar alarm is turned off, the bell icon appears as light gray, depending on display contrast setting.
  • Refer to Designer Volume Adjustment for more information.

Adjust Volume, Pitch, Duration of Alarm

Adjust the amount of time before the alarm sounds under the settings menu. The range is between 5 and 90 seconds. To adjust the volume on an Designer (Formerly Integrated) series unit:

  1. Press the arrow on the left side of the home screen to access the options menu.
  2. Press the gear icon.

  1. Select the speaker icon to access the volume and pitch adjustment controls.

  1. Touch volume repeatedly to toggle between low, medium, and high volumes.
  2. Touch pitch repeatedly to toggle between high, medium, and low.
  3. The settings save after the controls are not touched for three seconds.

Door Ajar Alarm Troubleshooting

If the door ajar alarm is sounding and the door or drawer is closed, something is blocking the door from closing.

  1. Refer to Door Will Not Close for suggestions.
  2. If the alarm does not stop, check the door switch located at the top of the door near the hinge, as it may not be closing properly.
  3. If the alarm works for just the refrigerator or just the freezer, the alarm is sensing the door switch.
  4. If the door is slightly open but the switch is not sensed as open, the alarm may not work. Verify the door is closed.
  5. Open the door fully to see if the alarm turns on after set period of time.
  6. If the bell icon is turned on but the chime does not sound, or if the chime has become hard to hear, reset the breaker for 10 seconds.
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If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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