How to reset Frigidaire refrigerator after power outage

In order to reset your Frigidaire refrigerator after a power outage, you need to press a button to mute the alarm or do a hard reset.

Refrigerators are some of the most-used and important appliances in most households.

In order to protect you, your Frigidaire refrigerator may also sound an alarm after a power outage to warn you that there has been a power interruption and that the temperature may have risen. You can reset this alarm by pressing a certain button to acknowledge it.

The importance of having a refrigerator

Most households use their refrigerator on a daily basis, but this appliance can have benefits beyond keeping produce and beverages cold.

The cold environment within your refrigerator slows down the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms in your food. This enables  the food in your fridge to stay fresher and safe to consume for longer.

To add to the savings that refrigerators bring about by making your food and beverages last longer, they are also one of the most energy-efficient appliances in most homes.

You can also find a refrigerator in just about every shape, design, and size, which means that it should be relatively easy to find one that will fit suit your kitchen design.

How to reset Frigidaire refrigerator after power outage

If your refrigerator has no power, the appliance will not be able to sustain the cold and safe temperatures that you need to store your food safely, and this can be dangerous.

This is why the Frigidaire refrigerators sound an alarm when there is an interruption in the power supply to the appliance.

These alarms are intended to inform you, the owner, that there has been a change with your appliance or that you have to take action to restore the proper functioning of the refrigerator.

This can be very useful if the power cord of your Frigidaire refrigerator simply pulled out of the outlet or the breaker tripped. However, when this loss of power is caused by a power outage and it is out of your control, this alarm can become very annoying.

Fortunately, you can reset the alarm that sounds on your Frigidaire refrigerator after a power outage to stop the “Power Failure” alarm from going off.

Your Frigidaire refrigerator may also warn you that the internal temperature of the appliance is higher than usual when the power comes back on after a power outage, by sounding a “High Temp” alarm.

You can also reset the refrigerator to get rid of this alarm. However, if neither of these resets restored proper functioning to your Frigidaire refrigerator, you can also do a reset on the whole appliance after you have had a power outage.

How to reset your Frigidaire refrigerator after the “Power Failure” alarm has sounded

When you have a power outage, your Frigidaire refrigerator will display “PF” on the display panel, and it will sound the “Power Failure” alarm. In order to get this alarm to stop sounding, you need to acknowledge it by pressing a button.

However, this button may differ from one model to the next and it may be easiest to just go through all of the options below until you find the button that will successfully reset the “Power Failure” alarm for your specific Frigidaire refrigerator model.

The options are as follows:

  • Option 1: Press the “Alarm Reset” button
  • Option 2: Press the “Mute Alarm” button
  • Option 3: Press the “Default Settings” button
  • Option 4: Press “Options” button and then select the alarm. You then need to press the “Set” button

How to reset your Frigidaire fridge after the “High Temp” alarm has sounded

After you have acknowledged the “Power Failure” alarm on your Frigidaire refrigerator when you have had a power outage, the refrigerator may also warn you that the internal temperature is too high, with a “High Temp”, “H”, or “HI” alarm.

You can mute this alarm the same way that you reset your Frigidaire refrigerator for the “Power Failure” alarm in the previous section, but the error will stay illuminated until your refrigerator has reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit again.

How to reset your Frigidaire refrigerator completely

If you want to do a hard reset on your Frigidaire refrigerator or the previous two sections did not help you mute the alarms sounding on your refrigerator after a power outage, you need to follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Switch off your refrigerator and unplug it from the power source or turn the breaker off
  • Step 2: Leave the refrigerator unplugged or leave the breaker switched off for at least 30 seconds
  • Step 3: Plug the refrigerator back in or switch the breaker back on

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