Samsung Fridge Freezing Food [How to Fix]

Do you have a Samsung fridge that is freezing your food? Do you need to have this problem fixed but you do not know how? In this article, we will discuss common reasons for this problem and how to solve them.

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Why is my Samsung fridge freezing food

The following are the most common reasons your Samsung fridge keeps freezing food. After explaining each possible reason for this problem, we will give solutions to them

1. The Fridge’s Temperature is Too Low

This is the first possible problem to consider. The minimum ideal temperature for your fridge is 38°F. If the fridge is set below this, then your food may freeze.

To resolve this, all you have to do is turn up the temperature. Change the temperature from one level to the other till you get to the desired temperature. Ensure you do not exceed 40°F which is the maximum temperature for your fridge.

2. Food Placement

Some places in your fridge are colder than the rest of the fridge. The back and bottom parts of the fridge are examples of such places. This is because air vents are mostly located in this area.

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Air vents are opening through which cold air is supplied to the fridge to keep it cool. If you place your food in these cold spots, it may freeze up. This is especially true for high water content foods like fruits, meats, and vegetables.

Also, if the vents are blocked by food, there will be decreased airflow. The fridge will then try to make up for lack of airflow by overworking. This will result in the fridge getting too cold and freezing food.

Therefore, keep your food from the vents and cold spots at all times to avoid them freezing up. Make sure you store foods in drawers designated for them like your vegetables should stay in the vegetable drawer.

3. The External Environment is Too Cold

If your kitchen or the room your fridge is located is too cold; then the temperature of your fridge can become too cold as well. The recommended minimum temperature of the room you keep your fridge is 50°F.

Check to see if the temperature is below this. If it is, increase the temperature of the room.

The best maximum temperature of the room should be 110°F. Ensure the room does not get hotter than that.

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4. Power Cool is Turned On

Some Samsung models have a Power Cool feature. When turned on, this feature will set the fridge’s temperature to the minimum temperature for some time.

The purpose of this feature is to help the fridge recover from situations that caused it to get too warm. Typically, this feature will override the temperature setting of the fridge.

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After a while, the Power Cool mode will automatically shut itself down. However, if you notice your food is beginning to freeze when this feature is on, you may decide to turn it off.

To do this, touch and hold the “Freezer” button for about 3 seconds. The Power Cool light will go off to indicate the feature has been turned off.

For Family Hub models, the Fridge Manager app controls this feature.

5. Vents are Covered In Frost

As earlier mentioned, if the vents are blocked, the fridge will try to make up for the decreased airflow. This will result in the fridge over cooling and your food may start to freeze.

Another thing that can block the vents other than foods is ice or frost.

Frost buildups are a result of warm air entering the fridge. When this happens moisture gathers in the fridge and eventually freezes and becomes frost.

If this is the case with your fridge, then you have to get the frost off the vents.

To clean the frost off the vents, you may either:

i. Use a damp cloth if the frost is light.

ii. Or use a plastic scraper if the frost is heavy.

iii. For a heavier frost, you have to defrost the freezer. Check this article for how to do this.

To make sure this problem doesn’t reoccur, you have to make sure the frost doesn’t come back.

Below are some of the ways to prevent frost buildups on your vents.

How to Prevent Frost Buildups on Your Samsung Fridge’s Vents

The followings are ways you can prevent frost from building on the vents of your fridge:

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i. Make sure the doors are completely closed at all times: sometimes, the doors may not close properly because the door’s rubber seal is dirty or damaged. If the seal is dirty, use a damp cloth and mild detergent to clean it up.

If you have a damaged rubber seal, get a repair technician to replace it.

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ii. Reduce how often you open the door: open your fridge less frequently, and when you do, try not to keep it open for too long. Leaving the fridge open for more than a minute may cause too much warm air to enter the fridge.

iii. Do not put hot items in the fridge: before you put food in the fridge, ensure it cools down. Not only can hot items in the fridge cause frost, but it can also cause other foods in the fridge to get spoilt.

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6. Call a Repair Technician

If all of the above does not stop your Samsung fridge from freezing food, then it is a technical issue. We advise that you call a repair technician at this point.

Check out this video for more information on your Samsung fridge freezing food.


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