We bought a new Samsung RF24HSESBSR fridge/freezer a few weeks ago, but it had a coolant leak that meant the freezer couldn't work as intended. We got a replacement a few days ago, and being extra cautious, I have been monitoring the temps. It seems the temperatures being read by the fridge don't match what standalone thermometers are reading. This morning the fridge was saying -22ºC for the freezer and 1ºC for the fridge, but my thermometers said -19.5ºC and 6ºC. When I turned the power off for 30 seconds to reset the fridge, suddenly the fridge readings match the thermometers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIqmdtPDqXQ Left it overnight on Friday, and was shocked to find the temperature swing between -20ºC and +1ºC in the freezer: https://imgur.com/7k1S91A This resulted in a box of ice-creams melting and then re-freezing. This morning I reset the fridge again at the plug, and suddenly the freezer temperature read -5ºC when it was reading -22ºC beforehand. https://imgur.com/IxgLYuj Has anyone experienced similar? Why would the readouts on the fridge not always match the actual internal temps? A friend of mine has a similar model (RF23) and he tested the temperatures and the cycles were -18ºC and -21ºC, which I would expect, but mine has massive temperature variances. I also tested a cheap £100 under-counter freezer I bought 5 years ago and it only had a variance of -20ºC to -15ºC, I don't understand how a fridge that cost 18 times as much cannot manage the same.
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