How to set frigidaire refrigerator temperature

Are you wondering how to set Frigidaire refrigerator temperature? Is ice built up in your freezer or not cooling enough maybe the problem comes from the incorrect set temperature in your fridge.

I know some people who keep their refrigerator at 35 degrees F (2 C) because everything keeps longer as it drops closer to freezing. Sometimes your lettuce will freeze if it is in a cold spot.

Others keep theirs at 42 degrees F (6C), especially if they have a lot of produce. I usually keep mine at about 38 degrees (between 3 and 4 C).

The lower the food temperature the longer it will last, but also there is a risk of freezing which will cause various problems such as food damage, and build-up of Ice causing more energy to be needed and difficulty maintaining the temperature.

So you may set the correct temperature for your refrigerator.

How to set frigidaire refrigerator temperature

How to set frigidaire refrigerator temperature in different models

in this article, we’ll show how to set Frigidaire refrigerator temperature in different models such as Frigidaire French door, side-by-side, top-freezer, single-door, compact, beverage storage refrigerators.

So if you find it difficult to set your temperature in Frigidaire fridges follow these instructions below:

What temperature should my frigidaire refrigerator be?

 the U.S food and drug administration (FDA) says the recommended refrigerator temperature is below 40°F.

The ideal freezer temperature is below 0°F.

However, the ideal refrigerator temperature is actually lower, aiming to say between 35°F and 38°F (or 1.7 to 3.3°C).

What is the best temperature for a freezer and refrigerator Frigidaire?

For refrigerators with electronic controls ( most side-by-side and French-door refrigerators).

The fresh food compartment should be set for 37 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer should be set for 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to set frigidaire French door refrigerator temperature

Setting cooling temperatures

1 Down “∨” and Up “∧” indicators are located beside the displayed temperatures.

2 Press the “∨” or “∧” indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired setting.

The temperature display will begin to blink with the first touch.

After five (5) seconds of inactivity, the display will beep to accept the new temperature.

After 10 seconds, the display times out and returns to the basic display.

High Temperature

In the event of a high-temperature condition, the temperature display will blink and display “HI”.

After 20 minutes, the high temp alert will be illuminated. Press alarm reset to acknowledge the alarm, at which time the highest temperature reached will be displayed and the refrigerator will resume normal operation.

All other modes are turned off until the alarm is acknowledged.

Quick freeze

Press quick freeze to activate a faster rate for freezing food.

How to set frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator temperature

Adjusting Temperature

Illuminates when temperatures are changed on the display and will remain illuminated until the desired temperatures are reached inside the refrigerator and freezer.

  • Press either the + or – to adjust to desired temperature setting.

Refrigerator temperature

The Control temperature ranges from +33°F / +1°C to +43°F / +7°C.

This unit is designed to operate at 39°F refrigerator/0°F freezer.

The unit should stabilize temperatures within 24 hours of installation.

Freezer temperature

Control temperatures range from -6°F / -21°C to +4°F / -15°C.

High Temperature

 In the event of the internal temperature of the refrigerator rising and staying at a temperature above the safe temp zone for a period of time, HI will display on the corresponding compartment display (refrigerator and/or freezer).

An alarm will sound in addition to the display warning every 10 seconds until acknowledged.

The refrigerator will automatically try to cool down to improve the condition. However, if the temperature has not cooled after some time, the warning and alarm will appear again.

How to set frigidaire top-freezer refrigerator temperature

don’t worry if your refrigerator looks slightly different the tips may still help so feel free to give them a try.

refrigerator to warm or too cold here are some helpful tips to get the temperature just right.

if your refrigerator was just installed:

adjust the temperature to the recommended setting and wait about 24 hours for it to stabilize.

Cooler temperature

  • adjust the control towards coldest.

Warmer temperature

  • adjust the control towards cold.

Make small gradual changes to allow the temperature time to stabilize 

here’s what to do if you’re experiencing any of the following conditions.

What if the freezer is too cold but the refrigerator temperature is fine?

adjust the freezer to a warmer setting.

Note: adjusting the refrigerator control changes the temperature in both the refrigerator and freezer.

What if the freezer is too warm but the refrigerator temperature is fine?

adjust the freezer to a colder setting.

What if the refrigerator is too warm but the freezer temperature is fine?

Adjust the refrigerator to a colder setting.

wait 24 hours check the fridge temperature then adjust again if needed, also be sure not to block cold air vents disrupting the airflow of the fan can cause food to freeze in the fridge.

if you want to turn off your fridge completely you must unplug it, it set the temperature to zero turns off only the compressor not the power to the light and electronics.

How to set frigidaire single-door refrigerator temperature

The temperature control is located inside the unit.

The temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction.

If a colder temperature is desired:

  • turn the temperature control knob toward COLDEST, and allow several hours for temperatures to stabalize between adjustments.

How to set frigidaire compact refrigerator temperature

The temperature control is located inside the refrigerator compartment of the unit.

The temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction.

To adjust the temperature colder:

  • turn the control knob toward the higher number setting.

After each movement.

  • allow 24 hours for the unit to adjust.

 If the unit is still not cold enough

  • repeat until desired temperature is achieved.

After each movement of the control knob

  • allow the unit to adjust for 24 hours.

To adjust the temperature warmer:

  • turn the control knob toward the lower number setting.

After each movement

  • allow 24 hours for the unit to adjust.

If the unit is still not warm enough

  • repeat until desired temperature is achieved.

After each movement of the control knob

  • allow the unit to adjust for 24 hours.

How to set frigidaire beverage storage refrigerator temperature

The default temperature is 43°F.

Use the (+) and (-) buttons to set the desired temperature between the range of 40°F – 61°F.


The display will flash while the temperature is being set.

After a few seconds, it will revert to its current internal temperature reading The digital display reading will adjust as the unit cools.

While the unit is adjusting to the new setting,

  • press the (+) or (-) buttons to view the selected temperature setting.

If there is a power outage, the unit will revert to the last temperature setting once power is restored.

Selecting Fahrenheit (°F) & Celsius (°C) Display

Under the unlock option, touch the marks   (+) and (-) with 2 fingers at the same time to change the temperature displayed from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Read also:

Is a refrigerator colder on 1 or 5?

Some refrigerators don’t show the temperature but work on a setting that is listed from 1 to 5.

The numbers on the refrigerator’s temperature dial indicate the refrigerating power. Therefore, the higher the setting, the cooler the fridge will be.

Choosing setting 5 will make your refrigerator the coldest.

Elhoucine

My Name is Elhoucine I am a passionate blogger, I have been searching and reading about the newly released gadgets, appliances, and products, and through this blog, I am trying to share some of the acquired experience to help you with everything related to home.