All Samsung refrigerators are set to a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower by default. This temperature is ideal for preventing bacteria from growing on the food within. Don’t panic if this is your first time resetting the temperature on a Samsung refrigerator. To set the refrigerator to the proper temperature, simply adjust a few bars.
Users may, however, need to lower the temperature in their refrigerator in certain instances. The ideal temperature for storing dairy products, for example, is 34 degrees.
Adjust the temperature if necessary
The fridge manager app can adjust the temperature on Family Hub fridges Change the temperature via the menu on other versions with a touch screen.
Touch Fridge or Freezer repeatedly until you achieve the desired setting on a model without a touch screen to modify the temperature. This will reduce the temperature by one degree (or temperature bar) on most models each time. It will cycle back to the highest setting after reaching the lowest.
The entire compartment of top-freezer and upright freezer variants can also be converted from freezer to refrigerator. To save energy, top freezer versions can also turn off either compartment. (It will continue to operate, but it will not be cold enough to hold food.) Touch and hold the temperature adjustment button for that compartment to alter the compartment setting.
Note: The displayed temperature will restore to the current interior temperature a few seconds after you adjust it. If the doors do not open. It can take up to 4 hours for the display to show the temperature you set, and it can take up to 28 hours for the refrigerator to reach that temperature.
Temperatures to avoid
Refrigerated food should be maintained below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and frozen food should be kept below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the USDA Food Safety Information Handbook. When you’re not storing food in the refrigerator, the only reason to raise the temperature is to save energy.
The recommended refrigerator temperature setting is 38 degrees Fahrenheit on most models. The recommended temperature for the freezer is -2 degrees Fahrenheit. In the user manual or on the control panel, several models may have various suggestions. You may keep food fresh as long as the fridge temperature is below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer temperature is 0 degrees Fahrenheit or less.
Use a thermometer to check the temperature
Using a thermometer to check the temperature of your refrigerator can be difficult. Your refrigerator’s temperature display is an average of the ambient temperature of the entire compartment.
You may believe that testing the temperature is as simple as placing a thermometer inside, but this is not the case. The temperature in the container may fluctuate slightly. The back will always be cooler than the front, and the bottom will always be colder than the top.
When the door opens, warm air rushes past the objects close to the entryway.
The easiest technique to monitor the temperature of a refrigerator compartment is to submerge the thermometer in a glass of water and place it as close to the center as possible. (Place the thermometer between frozen food packages to assess the temperature of the freezer section.) If the doors do not open, it can take up to 8 hours to receive an accurate reading.
If your refrigerator or freezer is warmer than 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Fahrenheit, reduce the temperatures and check the temperature again after 28 hours.