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I have a Samsung American style fridge Freezer and the

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Hi I have a Samsung American style fridge Freezer and the temperature on the fridge side has just gone up 2 degrees to 5 degrees. The LED display is flashing and even though I put the temp back down to 3 degrees it held for a moment and went back up to five and is still flashing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I am here to assist with your query.

It sounds like the temperature which is flashing is showing the current temperature, or is being over-ridden by an eco mode or similar feature.

To better assist you, could you please tell me the model and serial number of the fridge so I can investigate further for you?



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi James, the appliance is an American style fridge / freezer with a water and ice cube dispenser on the freezer side. The only number I can find is DA99-00258A on a label at the side. The appliance book is missing I'm afraid.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There does not appear to be a button on the front for an eco feature.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just found a model number in the fridge. It is RS21JGNS
Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

Many thanks for getting back to me, you can find the manual for your Fridge \ freezer here.

Give me a while to look up the likely causes and I will come back with a suggestion as to how we can address the issue with the temperature control.

Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

The operational temp for the fridge is between 7 and 1 degrees, so it should accept you changing it to 3 degress.

At what point is the value changing back to 5, is it after 5 seconds?

I ask since the manual states on page 8 "After five seconds, the display reverts to the actual temperature. The unit will then work to adjust to the new desired temperature".

The reason for the display blinking is because the fridge has suddenly risen in temperature, which may have been caused by frequent openings, cleaning or from warm food placed inside. The digital display will stop blinking when the refrigerator returns to the normal temperature, I suggest you give it a few hours without touching the temp setting or opening the door, and see if it stops blinking and the temperature settles.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The temp changes after a couple of seconds. It has just risen to 6. We'll try leaving it alone for a few hours and see what happens. Thank you for your information. I have downloaded the manual. Thank you for providing a thingy for doing so.
Expert:  JamesI replied 1 year ago.

If the temperature continue to increase, it may be worth checking the back isnt blocked up (air need to circulate behind it), if no signs of anything blocking air flow manually defrosting the fridge and freezer, leaving it switched off and ensuring the back radiator cools down. I know it should self defrost but this is the last resort before calling out a engineer to investigate further, as it could be there is a control board fault or the coolant gas needs to be re-energised.