This article covers adjusting the temperature controls on Side-by-Side Refrigerators that have digital display explaining the actual tempature on the exterior up the Freezer door. This type of control can be identified by the words actual temp on the control panel. The freezer compartment adjustment buttons and digital display are located on the left side of the panel.
The refrigerator fresh food adjustment buttons and digital display are located on the right side of the panel.
Note that there is no digital display during normal refrigerator operation. The default control settings from the factory are zero degrees for the freezer compartment and 37 degrees for the refrigerator compartment. To display the actual temperatures of each compartment press any of the warmer or colder buttons one time.
The actual temp indicator light comes on to explain that you are viewing the actual compartment temperatures To display the control setting temperatures of each compartment Press any up the warmer or colder buttons a second time. The Set Temp indicator light comes on to explain that you are viewing the control setting temperatures on the display. Actual temperatures may vary from the control settings.
This is normal and is due to usage and operating conditions. To adjust the temperature cooler, press the colder button of the desired compartment to decrease the temperature by only one degree. Make sure to wait 24 hours before making another adjustment in order to get the temperatures time to stabilize.
Repeat as needed until you reach the desired temperature.
To adjust the temperature warmer press the warmer button of the desired compartment to increase the temperature by only one degree. Make sure to wait 24 hours before making another adjustment. Repeat as needed until you reach the desired temperature.
To turn off cooling to the refrigerator and freezer, repeatedly press either warmer button until the highest number flashes. Once the number is flashing, repeatedly press the other warmer button until off appears. Note that this is not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.
To turn cooling back on press any button one time. Off will appear in the display. While off is displayed, press either colder button one time.
This returns the refrigerator and freezer to the default control settings from the factory.
Checklist: 1. Pressing the control indicator buttons once will display the actual temperature in the freezer and refrigerator compartment. The actual temp indicator light illuminates. 2. Pressing the "Warmer" or "Colder" button again will adjust the temperature setting.
The "Set Temp" indicator light will be active.
3. The actual temperature of the compartments and the temperature control setting may be different, which is normal due to usage and operating conditions.