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Precise preservation technology includes dual compressors and a metal interior that help to minimize temperature fluctuations. Other innovative features include a functional Convertible Drawer that offers temperatures from 41⁰ F to -7⁰ F, a Dual Ice maker with Craft Ice™, an internal filtered water dispenser, and an easy-to-read LCD display.
Functional and innovative convertible drawer offers five preset temperatures ranging from 41⁰ F to ‐7⁰ F for precise food preservation
Options for both the slow‐melting, spherical Craft Ice and frustum ice elevate beverages of all kinds
Dual compressors and a beautiful metal interior help minimize temperature fluctuations to within 1⁰ F to enhance food freshness
Additional hidden LED lighting under the shelves means the interior is fully illuminated with lighting focused on the shelving
Versatile design allows for true flush or proud installation without exposed grille and drawers that line up with standard countertop height
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48-inch Built-in French Door Refrigerator
|Innovation||WiFi enabled with SmartThinQ® app for iPhone/Android||Yes|
|Dual Inverter Compressors||Yes|
|4 Drawer Design||Yes|
|Craft Ice™ and Cubed Ice||Yes|
|Dimensions and Weight||Capacity||26. 0|
|Overall Width (inches)||47 1/4″|
|Overall Height (inches)||83 1/2″ Min. – 84 3/16″ Max.|
|Overall Depth Without Panel and Handles (inches)||23 7/8″|
|Net Weight (approx.)||668 lbs.|
|Shipping Weight (approx.)||725 lbs.|
|Optional Accessories||Stainless Steel Panel / Handle / Toekick kit|
|Optional Accessories||Brushed Aluminum Handle|
|Optional Accessories||Replacement Water Filter|
|Warranty||Limited Warranty, Parts & Labor||3 Year|
|Limited Warranty on Sealed System, Parts & Labor||5 Year|
|Limited Warranty on Sealed System, Parts Only||10 Year|
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ZISS480DNSS Monogram 48″ Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator with LED Lighting and WiFi Connect – Stainless Steel
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Repair of refrigerators Samsung, Samsung RL-48 RECIH ▷ It freezes badly, water flows from the refrigerator, it works without interruption, the freezer does not work
Qualified refrigerator repairmen in Ukraine at home will restore the unit to working capacity quickly and inexpensively. Approximate prices for refrigerator repair services are given below.
Repair, restoration of the refrigerator control unit
In modern refrigerators, the control of the compressor operating modes, the temperature control in the refrigerating and freezing chambers are performed by the system control module. The unit completely loses its functionality if the refrigerator controller malfunctions. 24Frost.com.ua specialists are ready to restore a non-working unit or replace it with a new one.
from 2000 UAH
Refrigerator door replacement
The door of the unit needs to be replaced in case of severe mechanical damage to the hinges, the inner panel or thermal insulation, as well as the outer skin. The key property of the refrigerating chamber – tightness – depends on the state of the door. The master will quickly and efficiently install the door, as well as perform adjustment and balancing.
from 350 UAH
The purity of the capillary tube is the most important condition for the normal operation of the freon circuit. The capillary can become clogged due to rust, freon filter wear, chips and other solids due to a chemical reaction, or equipment wear. The most effective cleaning is performed only with the help of a compressor and purging the capillary with liquid nitrogen under pressure.
from 900 UAH
Light repair, refrigerator bulb replacement
If the refrigerator is working normally and without failures, and the light in the main chamber is not on, the backlight may have burned out. Depending on the model of the refrigerator and the design of the lamp, the repair will take from 10 to 20 minutes. In some cases, you will have to deal with the wiring if the contacts in the cartridge or on the lamp connectors are oxidized.
from 250 UAH
Refrigerator display replacement
With the help of the display, the control system of a modern refrigerator is in contact with the user. Without a display, it is impossible to get all the information about the operation of the unit, as well as messages about possible errors in the system or control module. The display is replaced with the cover removed, which can take up to an hour depending on the device model.
from 450 UAH
Refrigerator heater replacement
The defrost heating element in refrigerators with the No Frost system fails from time to time due to overload or service life. To replace it, you need to pick up a spare part of exactly the same configuration. This is important because any discrepancy can lead to a decrease in the efficiency of the main or freezer compartment. Depending on the model of the refrigerator, replacing the heating element will take up to an hour.
from 500 UAH
Filling the refrigerator with freon
Due to the violation of the tightness of the circuit at the junctions of the pipes, the evaporator or the capillary, the refrigerant will flow out of the system, making the operation of the refrigerator impossible. After eliminating the causes of freon leakage, the master will charge the system again. Before refueling, the system is purged for about 10 minutes, only then, under pressure, freon of the desired brand is charged into the circuit.
from 800 UAH
Refrigerator evaporator replacement
An evaporator of any type performs the most important function, without which the refrigerator will not be able to produce cold – the conversion of the refrigerant from a liquid to a gaseous state. The evaporator can be open, closed (weeping) and remote types. In some cases, a damaged evaporator is repaired, but in general it must be replaced. The replacement process is long and painstaking, requiring special tools and equipment.
from 500 UAH
Replacement of refrigerator thermostat
The task of the thermostat is to control the operation of the motor-compressor to comply with the temperature set by the user. The location of the temperature controller may be different, depending on the complexity and time of replacement. Sometimes the regulator can be repaired, but it is not so expensive as to risk the performance of the entire unit.
from 400 UAH
Paid diagnostics by 24Frost.com.ua specialists is performed only if, after the discovery of a malfunction, the customer refuses to repair for any reason. If the service master performs repairs according to the tariffs, any preliminary diagnostic procedures, with or without the use of special equipment, are performed free of charge.
from 250 UAH
Refrigerator door seal replacement
The rubber door seal ensures the tightness of the refrigerating chamber of the unit. This achieves ideal conditions for the operation of the cooling system. In case of damage to the seal, its displacement or normal wear, cracking, warm air enters the chamber, condensation and ice form on the walls, the cooling system works for wear. Replacing the seal will take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the model.
from 700 UAH
Replacement of sensors of the refrigerator control system
Modern intelligent control systems for refrigeration equipment are equipped with a set of sensors. With the help of sensors, the control module determines the temperature, humidity, pressure in the chambers and sets the optimal operating mode. Replacement of some sensors requires dismantling of internal panels, so repairs can be completed within 40-80 minutes.
from 800 UAH
Refrigerator door handle replacement
Comfortable use of the refrigerator is impossible without a door opening handle. Due to many circumstances (damage during transportation, careless handling), the handle may not withstand and break. To replace, most often you have to disassemble the entire inner door trim, which will take from one hour.
from 250 UAH
Refrigerator motor-compressor replacement
Replacing the motor-compressor is associated not so much with the installation of a new unit, but with the preparation and adjustment of the refrigerant circuit, both external and internal. To remove the compressor, the system must be depressurized, and this entails cleaning the capillary and tubes of the circuits, the filter, purging and charging the entire system with refrigerant.
from 1400 UAH
Refrigerator start relay replacement
The relay is part of the device control system and is used to control the start and pauses in the operation of the compressor engine. In older models of refrigerators, conventional electromagnetic relays were used, in newer ones, posistor relays that are triggered by a change in resistance when heated. Depending on the model, replacing the relay will take from 30 minutes to an hour.
from 450 UAH
Refrigerator thermostat replacement
Replacing the thermostat in two-chamber and single-chamber refrigerators is performed differently. It all depends on the model of the device and its design. Failure of the thermostat completely blocks the operation of the motor-compressor and control system, which in new models fixes the electronic module, issuing an error message. The replacement will take 30 to 60 minutes.
from 400 UAH
Replacement of cables and connectors of refrigerator
In new models of refrigerators, engineers have completely abandoned large-section wires for control circuits. They were replaced by thin and compact cables, which tend to break in the most unpredictable places. First, the master needs to find the location of the cable damage, test it, and then replace it. This takes 40 to 80 minutes.
from 350 UAH
Replacing the fan in the No Frost system of the refrigerator
The fan in modern refrigerators is installed on the back of the chamber and changes in just a few minutes. However, before replacing, it is necessary to conduct an accurate diagnosis in order to find out the reasons for its failure. This may be normal wear, or it may be a failure of the control system.
from 600 UAH
Replacement of the filter-drier of the refrigerator
A clogged filter drier will lead to the failure of all refrigerant circuits, both external and internal. Experts recommend not to delay the replacement and carry it out every 8-12 months for the purpose of prevention, especially in refrigerators with experience. The filter can be located both outside, near the compressor, and behind the rear panel, and the operating time depends on this.
from 500 UAH
Replacement of the defrost timer of the refrigerator
The defrost timer can be of electromechanical or electronic type and can be located both outside on the panel and under the external panels. In most cases, access to the defrost timer requires the removal of the inner panel. After that, the timer is checked for damage and, if repair is not possible, replaced with a new one.
from 350 UAH
Refrigerator door hinge replacement
Door hinges are replaced in case of mechanical damage, and in older models, wear will be the reason for replacement. A hinge that has lost its geometric characteristics cannot ensure that the door seal fits snugly against the end of the refrigerating chamber, so the refrigerator will not work correctly, ice will form in the chamber, and warm air will enter.
from 350 UAH
What is the optimal temperature for the refrigerator and freezer?
Keeping food in the refrigerator is a whole science. You can’t just toss a cucumber into the vegetable area and hope it stays “like a cucumber” fresh for a year. It is not in vain that companies producing refrigerators explain in beautiful advertising booklets what the middle and lower shelves are for, a zone for fruits and vegetables, in which many people keep their grandmother’s jam.
In this article, we will try to answer the question of how much the temperature should be in the refrigerator and what actually needs to be stored on different shelves.
At what temperature to store food
How to store food in the refrigerator
How to tell if the temperature is set incorrectly
How to set the refrigerator temperature
How to maintain the temperature in the refrigerator
Back in the USSR, which did not have . .. no, not what you thought, but buzzwords like no frost, they pretty accurately set the temperature regimes for storing food in the refrigerator. According to GOSTs developed by Soviet specialists, the optimal temperature of the refrigerator and freezer should be as follows: the temperature in the refrigerator compartment is from +5 °C to +12 °C, in the freezer compartment – -24 °C to -18 °C. Today, these parameters, if they differ, are not much different. For example, for the main chamber, experts recommend setting the temperature to +3 °C. This will allow you to follow the advice on the location of products on different shelves. So, meat and cheese are usually stored on the lower shelf, dairy products and ready meals are in the middle zone, and fruits are on the top.
Please note that the above tips apply to most, let’s say, not spoiled with the latest technology devices. For example, modern Samsung models may have All-Around Cooling (for example, Samsung RB37A5271EL). Other manufacturers call it Flow Cooling System, Multi Flow, AirFlow or DynaCool . It can be found in the models Haier C2F636CFFD, Gorenje R6192LX and others. Its meaning is that thanks to the air duct system, the temperature is evenly distributed throughout the refrigerator compartment. Therefore, there will be no differences of 1–2 degrees between the lower and upper shelves, for example. So, if you wish, you can shift the meat even higher. Especially if you have a dog that knows how to open the refrigerator and steal such a valuable product from the lower shelves.
Refrigerator Samsung RB37A5271EL
Refrigerator Haier C2F636CFFD
Refrigerator Gorenje R6192LX
It is important to note that almost all modern refrigerators have freshness zones. For example, Eldorado’s product range includes over 1,000 refrigerators with a special compartment for storing fresh food. These compartments are marked with an inscription or even pictures (on the front side of a plastic box, Fresh Zone can be written and, for example, a fish is drawn). In this case, you should not show your rebellious nature and put on this shelf or in this box, for example, freshly prepared soup poured into plastic molds.
Let’s find out what temperature the refrigerator should be at.
Top and middle shelves
If the refrigerator does not have a MultiFlow system (or similar but with a different name), the top shelf is usually the warmest. Most often, the temperature in this zone is between +5 °C and +7 °C. If your model has a freezer located on top, then the rules of the game change and then the top shelf will be the most chilled.
What is usually stored on the top and middle shelf?
- Sausage and confectionery products
- Soft or processed cheeses
What should not be stored on the top and middle shelf?
- Poultry meat
Warm air rises, leaving a pleasant frost on the lower shelves – +2 °C. This is one of the coldest places in the refrigerator compartment. Again, provided that your freezer is still located below, as in most modern models. Only the freshness zone can be colder than the bottom shelf, the temperature in which is usually 0-1°C.
What is usually kept on the bottom shelf?
- Fresh fish
- Dairy products (milk, kefir, light cottage cheese, sour cream)
What should not be stored on the top and middle shelf?
- Soft and hard cheeses
The bottom shelf can also be used to quickly chill drinks.
Fruit and vegetable compartment
Many modern refrigerators have dedicated fruit and vegetable compartments. Thanks to air circulation, they maintain a pleasant temperature for cabbages and apples – +8 °C.
There are many interesting things connected with the fruit and vegetable area. We are used to storing tomatoes and cucumbers with herbs there – in general, everything that allows us to quickly cut a salad to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, experts do not recommend using the fruit and vegetable area for some of our favorite fruits and vegetables, no matter how paradoxical it may sound.
For example, cucumbers, tomatoes and herbs should not be stored in this zone. Even at +8 °C, they begin to lose their taste and useful vitamins. These products are best stored at room temperature, but not more than 3-4 days. Also, do not put bananas in the refrigerator: their cellular connections are quickly destroyed, and they begin to turn black.
What should be stored in this zone? Most often, we are talking about heat-resistant vegetables and fruits: celery, apples, plums, pears, cabbage.
When present, the freshness zone becomes the coldest place in the refrigerator compartment. The temperature here is 0-1 °C.
The freshness zone can be a separate drawer or even a compartment with its own door. The temperature can be unregulated (the manufacturer sets it so that the zone is always 0–1 °C) or adjustable. Then the owner of the refrigerator himself can set the temperature, for example, from -3 °C to +3 °C. Also, some manufacturers (Electrolux, Liebherr, Whirlpool and others) can give the owner control over the humidity in the freshness zone. For example, it can be set to 50% or even 90%. This feature is available in refrigerators Samsung RL-48RRCMG, LG GN-H702HMHZ and others.
Refrigerator Samsung RL-48RRCMG
Refrigerator LG GN-H702HMHZ
What temperature should be in the refrigerator in the freshness zone? Depending on the settings in the freshness zone, you can store:
- At 0 °C and 50% humidity – chilled meat, poultry, fish, hard cheeses, mushrooms.
- At 0-3 °C and high humidity – fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs.
The door is considered the warmest part of the refrigerator for a reason. In its upper part it can be up to +10 °C, and in its lower part – up to +4 °C.
Surprisingly, there is a nuance with the door, as with the area for vegetables and fruits. Often, manufacturers install beautiful and convenient egg molds in the door. But experts recommend putting eggs on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
What can be stored on the door?
- Sauces (mayonnaise, ketchup)
- Soft and processed cheeses
What is not recommended to store on the door?
- Perishable products (eggs and milk)
We have considered what temperature should be in a home refrigerator, now let’s look at a home freezer. A place where frozen meat and fish are stored (it is advisable not to keep them in this state for more than 6 months), as well as frozen berries, fruits, vegetables (store no more than a year) and dough.
If the temperature of the freezer can be adjusted, experts advise setting it from -16°C to -18°C if this zone is not completely filled. If you have a “full landing” in your freezer, then it is better to lower the temperature to between -20 ° C and -25 ° C. So that all products have enough cold.
You may feel a bit of a nuisance (sometimes literally) if you’ve followed all the food placement tips, but they’ve gone bad before their time. For example, milk did not live up to the expiration date. You should also think about the temperature settings if the food often freezes or, conversely, seems too warm. If you notice condensation, this is also a reason for a small test.
To check the temperature in the refrigerator, it is enough to use an ordinary alcohol thermometer. Leave it on the top shelf for 20 minutes, fix the indicators. Then run the same test on the rest of the shelves. If the indicators are very different (do not forget what temperature should be set in the refrigerator: on the top it should be from +5 to +7 °C, on the bottom – about +2 °C), then you should adjust the temperature of the refrigerator or contact a specialist if it is set the maximum temperature parameter, but it still does not decrease.
The refrigerator temperature setting depends on what the refrigerator manufacturer has prepared for you. It can be a mechanical switch (most often in the form of a circle that can be set to a certain temperature), or it can be an electronic setting. In such cases, a touch or button display is placed on the refrigerator door, allowing you to set either the temperature mode or the exact temperature for the compartments.
Close the refrigerator door tightly and do not keep it open for a long time
This will prevent cold air from escaping and disturbing the temperature regime. Also, if you think for a long time about what kind of sandwich you want to eat, with sausage or cheese, an ice layer may form on the walls.
Do not put hot or warm food in the refrigerator
Hot soup can cause damage to the compressor due to overheating. It can also lead to the appearance of condensate and ice in the absence of the No Frost system. Finally, hot foods heat up the space around them, which leads to the growth of bacteria in other foods.
Defrost and wash
Refrigerator with No Frost system is recommended to be defrosted and washed at least once a year. A device with a drip system needs to be defrosted twice a year.
In general, experts advise cleaning and defrosting once a month. But it is best to read the instructions for a specific refrigerator model.