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What does a -4 reading mean on my Samsung bottom freezer

Customer Question

What does a -4 reading mean on my Samsung bottom freezer mean?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: RB215 series
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Hopefully
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have moved it away from the wall, unplugged it, turned it back on after 15 minutes,
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Rico_Soma replied 10 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. If my initial response doesn’t answer your question then let me know and we can continue our conversation.

If you aren't in the process of setting the freezer temp -4 would be the temp inside the freezer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
RB215LASH or RB215LABP is what it says on the owners manual
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I noticed it wasn't freezing but it wasn't totally thawing either.
Expert:  Rico_Soma replied 10 months ago.

Ok, the readout is the same for models in this series. If the display is showing -4 then everything in the freezer ( unless you just put it in) should be frozen solid. You may have an issue that should be checked out by a pro.

Expert:  Rico_Soma replied 10 months ago.

You could try setting the temp lower to see id it makes any difference.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It didn't ����
Expert:  Rico_Soma replied 10 months ago.

If lowering the temp doesn't change anything then you need to have this checked out.