Temperature Fluctuation In Refrigerator or Freezer

Last Update date : 2017.11.03

Slight temperature fluctuation (+/- 5º) is normal in the freezer and refrigerator. This difference can be even greater depending on how frequently the door(s) is open and closed.

A refrigerator or freezer that is constantly open cannot properly cool your food. To control the temperature fluctuation, follow these pointers:

    • When retrieving items from the refrigerator/ freezer, take all of the items you need at one time.

    • When replacing items into the refrigerator/ freezer, put them all back at the same time.

    • Avoid placing hot food items in the refrigerator/ freezer. Let them cool down before putting them in the refrigerator/ freezer. This is especially true for volumous items like soups.

If the above troubleshooting did not solve your problem, you can test the refrigerators door gaskets. With both doors closed, feel for a steady flow of cold air.

If there is air leaking from the gasket, your refrigerator may need service. Click Create Online Service Request below to set up service on your refrigerator.

    Abnormal Temperature Display Mode.

                      

    Item

    Function

    Customer failure symptoms

    When applying initial power(Include momentary power failure)

    F

    In case of POWER ON, display current temperature -> Up to reach setting temperature.

    ([Ex] When setting -4ºF, display setting temperature after reaching -4ºF)

    Freezer temperature does not drop ealsily.

    Temperature going up and down.

    (Defrost section)

    R

    In case of POWER ON, display current temperature -> Up to reach setting temperature.

    When excluding initial operation

    (Normal state)

    F

    Display setting temperarture usually.

    If inner temperature of refrigerator rises higher than 41ºF or so and it passes 12hrs, the temperature number blinks.

    Display blinks in case of product failure. -> Defrost failure / Fan failure / Refrigerant leakage

    ※ A failure used for a certain time.

    Blinks in case of opening door for a storing foods.

    R

    Display setting temperature usually.

    If inner temperature of refrigerator rises higher than 59ºF or so and it passes 12hrs, the temperature number blinks.

    ETC.

    When changing the current and setting temperature, it displays at least 2 minutes of delaying time for rising or falling 33.8ºF.

    Ex) When customer changes to 37.4ºF during using 41ºF: Display "Maintain 39.2ºF for 2 minutes" -> Display "Maintain 37.4ºF for 2 minutes -> Display "35.6ºF"

In case of power returns, the unit may power up properly, but the display will show the actual temperature instead of the factory default set temperatures.

In this case, set the refrigerator to Power Cool and Power Freeze modes until the unit returns to the desired operating temperature.

If your display is showing "OF, it is in demo mode.

 

 

For Further inquiries, you may call our Samsung hotline at 1-800-10-7267864 for assistance.

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