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How to install the fridge sensor

The fridge door sensor has two parts: 

  • the main sensor
  • the smaller magnetic counterpart. 

1. The sensor will need to be powered on. 

The AAA batteries in the back of the sensor will come with a cover strip to prevent the batteries from discharging before use. This will need to be taken out before fitting. To remove the cover strip:

  • Gently press down on the ridged thumb press located at the top of the sensor
  • Once pressed you can pull the backplate of the sensor away from the front cover allowing access to the batteries
  • With the batteries properly in place and the plastic cover strip removed the sensor can be clipped back together

2. Check if the sensor has power by pressing the Circle on the front of the sensor firmly. This should make a clicking sound and the LED above the button should flash red once.

3. Fit the sensor to the fridge door.

Find the easiest place the magnet can be positioned without it obstructing the fridge door. When a location has been identified, place the main sensor on the door and the magnet on the frame adjacent to it. Use the triangle on the main sensor to line up the sensors. The sensor and magnet work best at a distance about the same width as your little finger.

Where the fridge is an integrated kitchen unit, the door handle is a good place to attach the sensor and magnet. The magnet can often fit in the handle well, with the sensor adjacent to it.

Also, where the fridge and freezer doors open from the middle, the top of the door can be a good place to attach the sensor. The magnet can fit on the top of the door itself, with the sensor adjacent on the top of the main body of the fridge-freezer unit.

If you’re not sure the position is quite right, you can use blu-tac or masking tape to attach the sensor and magnet in a test location for a few days before attaching it with the sticky pad included.

To test the sensor simply open the door and you should see the LED light up in green briefly.

Watch our video tutorial below to see how to install our fridge door sensor:

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