Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - How to Adjust External and Internal Temperature Controls
Interior Knob Controls:
Some Bottom Freezer refrigerators have manual knob temperature controls located inside the fresh food compartment. The coldest setting is "9" and the warmest setting is "1". The "0" setting is OFF, which turns the cooling off. Turn knobs to lower numbers for warmer temperatures and to higher numbers for colder temperatures. The setting of 5 for both the fresh food and freezer section is the recommended setting for most environments.
View a short video on adjusting interior knob controls:
Interior Controls with Digital 0-9 Settings:
Some Bottom Freezer refrigerators have digital temperature controls located inside the fresh food compartment. These internal controls show temperature ranges with the numerical ranking of 1-9 with 9 being the coldest. Digital controls are factory preset at 5, and can be adjusted by touching the “Warmer” or “Colder” until the desired setting is displayed. The setting of 5 for both the fresh food and freezer section is the recommended setting for most environments.
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Interior Controls with Single or Dual Temperature Displays (0°F and 37°F):
Some Bottom Freezer refrigerators have temperature controls located inside the fresh food compartment. Some models will display the actual temperature, while many will display the set temperature only. Recommended control settings are 0°F for the freezer and 37°F for the fresh food compartment. To view or adjust the current temperature settings, press the Freezer or Fridge pads or "Warmer" or "Colder" pads (depending on model) until the desired temperature setting is displayed. On models that display the actual temperature, the display will show the set temperature for a few seconds and then goes back to the current actual temperature.
View a short video on adjusting internal temperature controls with actual temperature displays:
Exterior Controls with Temperature (0°F and 37°F) Displays:
Some Bottom Freezer refrigerators have temperature controls located exterior of the fresh food compartment. The temperature display is off during normal operation unless one of the temperature adjustment pads are pressed (either Warmer / Colder arrow adjustment pads or "Freezer" and "Fridge" depending on model).
On models where you press Fridge or Freezer to adjust the temperature (doesn't have separate up and down arrows), the temperature adjustment only goes one direction. When you keep pressing the Fridge or Freezer pad, the temperature setting will go up until it reaches the maximum limit and then starts over at the lowest limit. The ranges for the Fresh food section on most models is 34°F to 42°F; the range for the Freezer section is -6°F to 5°F.
This video demonstrates how to use the temperature controls on french door refrigerators for temperature settings: