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REFRIGERATION - Temperature

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Outside Of Refrigerator Feels Warm To The Touch

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • This is normal. The surface of the area around the freezer section of the cabinet may be warm to the touch. This helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather and after excessive or prolonged door openings.
  • Improper clearance around the refrigerator. A space of about 1.5 inch should be left between the refrigerator and adjacent walls or cabinets.

Refrigerator Compartment Too Warm Or Too Cold

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Refrigerator control set incorrectly. Adjust refrigerator control to next number (higher number will make refrigerator colder; lower number will make it warmer). Do not change the control more than one number at a time. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making further changes.
  • Freezer control set at coldest position. An unnecessarily cold setting in the freezer can result in a warm refrigerator temperature. The coldest freezer setting is recommended for short term use only.
  • Prolonged or frequent door openings. Food items should be removed from the unit as quickly as possible without lingering, Try to get several items at one time rather than opening the door several times.

Meat/Cheese Drawer Too Warm Or Too Cold

The temperature control slide on the Meat/Cheese drawer allows the consumer to regulate the amount of cold air entering the drawer. Refer to the User's Guide for recommended settings.

Frost/Ice Crystals Forming In Or On Food Packages

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Too much air left in package. Remove as much air as possible from freezer bags, rigid plastic containers and wrapped packages before sealing and putting into the freezer. Air space in the package lets moisture evaporate from the food, then condense as ice crystals.
  • Prolonged door openings or door not closed securely. Freezer items should be removed as quickly as possible without lingering. Try to get several items at one time rather than opening the door several times. Move any packages blocking the door open.

Freezer Compartment Too Warm

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Freezer control set too warm. Turn freezer control to next succeeding letter. Do not change the control more than one letter at a time. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making further adjustments.
  • Prolonged door openings or door not closed securely. Avoid leaving the door open for longer than necessary and move any packages blocking the door open.
  • Hard-to-freeze items stored on freezer door shelf. Do not store items such as ice cream and orange juice on the door shelves. These hard-to-freeze items are best stored against the freezer bottom or sides where the temperature varies the least with door openings.

 

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