Samsung refrigerator reset temp instructions

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Is your Samsung fridge temperature display wrong? Try the Samsung refrigerator reset temp procedure and other tricks we discuss in this piece

In this article, we will look at how to reset temperature on your Samsung refrigerator – you may want to do that if you can’t get your fridge to proper temperatures

Let’s dive in:

Samsung refrigerator reset temp procedure

To reset the temp- and make it read the correct temperature-try pulling it from power for about 5 minutes.

Now, once you plug it back in, turn it back on and try setting your desired temp once again.

Just to add, sometimes the fridge will stop acting up without you having to unplug it- instead, all you do is turn the unit off, wait approx. 5 mins, then power it back on..

So try that and see if it works afterward.

Now, if you’re lucky, the temperatures will both be reading correctly (and it will start cooling your food properly again) after you do either Samsung refrigerator reset temp procedure


Additional step- to calibrate the temp to match the digital display to current temperature

Here is something else you can try (after you have removed and restored power) to have the display read the true temp (if it is still not doing that)..

Press and hold the “Fridge” and “Freezer” buttons at the same time (for like twelve seconds) to enter your appliance’s “Service Mode”

Now The Fridge Temp should show the mode while the Freezer Temp should show the offset.

Proceed as follows:

For your refrigerator compartment temperature adjustment, set it to 1(change the displayed ‘code’ to 1).

And if you want to adjust the freezer temp setting, change the shown ‘code’ to 0.

Remember you change the ‘code’ -the number displaying on the left- by pressing Freezer button(to take code UP) or the Energy Saver button (to take code down).

Just to be clear, in some models, the “code” (for what you’re adjusting) is on the right- and temperature offset on the left (otherwise Code 0 always= Freezer and Code 1 = Fridge).

So, what next?

Now, after you have the appropriate code selected, change the reference temp by modifying the value that is displaying on the RIGHT(of LEFT, depending on your model).

And you do that(change the reference temp) by pressing the Fridge button(to take reference value UP) or the Lighting button(to bring the reference value down).

Below is a chart to help you select the temp values you need:

0 = 0 deg. temp shift
1 = -1 degrees temperature shift
2 = -2     ”              ”              ”
3 = -3     ”              ”              ”
4 = -4     ”              ”              ”
5 = -5     ”              ”              ”
6 = -6     ”              ”              ”
7 = -7     ”              ”              ”
8 = +1    ”              ”              ”
9 = +2    ”              ”              ”
10 = +3 ”               ”              ”
11 = +4 ”               ”              ”
12 = +5 ”               ”              ”
13 = +6 ”               ”              ”
14 = +7 ”               ”              ”
15 = +8 ”               ”              ”

You, of course, select the values depending on what you believe is happening with your appliance.

Example 1:

If you are of the opinion that your refrigerator is operating too warm and want the unit cooler by let’s say 4F, you choose code ‘1’ and reference value ‘4’.

Example 2:

Likewise, if your fridge has been going down to 23 degrees and you want it to stabilize at around 38 degrees, you load code 1 and reference value 15. 

Example 3:

To raise offset temp by 6 degrees, you’ll need to set the value 13 (set the offset setting to 14 for +7, 7 for -7, and 15 for +8). 

Final illustration:

If you want to lower your fridge temp by 6 deg. –perhaps the display reads 1 deg. but the actual  temperature is 7 deg.- you will enter code ‘1’ and choose 7 temperature offset degrees..

You get the idea….

Quick tip: When making the selections, you have to press the appropriate buttons within ten seconds (or thereabouts) or it will time out and revert!


The buttons combination is not the same

One thing you need to keep in mind is that you don’t always enter service mode by pressing the same “Fridge” + “Freezer” button combination…

In short, you may need to use press “Freezer” + “Lighting” buttons for about 12-15 seconds to enter the correction mode in some models.

Bear in mind that you will hear a beep -and the display shows “0  0”- you then select whether you want to modify your fridge temp (change code to 1) or freezer standard temp(code should be 0).

Meanwhile, you push and hold onto the “Freezer Temp” + “Power Cool” buttons again for twelve-fifteen seconds in certain models.

Here the Fridge Temp shows the mode and Freezer Temp shows the offset.


For models with no Power Cool button..

If the aforementioned Power Cool button is missing on your model, you can achieve the same action by pressing the “Fridge” button in its place.


Temperature keeps on resetting after I adjust it

To begin with, refrigerators normally have preset temperature ranges. For the fridge compartment, they range between 34⁰ F and 44⁰ F (1⁰C to 7⁰C).

On the other hand, the freezer has temps ranging between -8⁰F and 5⁰F (-23⁰C to -15⁰C).

Now, when you adjust your refrigerator temperature, it may not immediately display your adjustments.

However, in the background, it is working to adjust the temperature to your newly set temperature.

So just wait as this transitionary period takes up to 24 hours for your fridge to fully adjust to your newly set temp.


Samsung refrigerator reset temp – final words

The above steps could help reset the temperature on your Samsung refrigerator.

As we wrap it up, if there is any appliance you would want us to help you fix, feel free to comment below(state the issue, brand, and model).

PS: The best way to be sure of the exact instructions to follow to reset temp in your specific Samsung Refrigerator model is to look for its service manual (by the way you might get it online)


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