Temp Alarm going off, when freezer seems to be cooling fine.
We bought a bunch of beef and had the door open for about 10 min to load the freezer yesterday evening. The meat filled the freezer. I shut the door and turned on the quick freeze and you could hear it kick on. 3-4 hours later the alarm was sounding, so I pressed stop on the alarm button. The meat seemed frozen. The next morning the alarm was going off again and I checked the meat and still frozen.... This evening still frozen and sounding again....
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Things you can do to cut down on frost.
1.make sure all seals fit flush to frame.
2.use a thermometer and set freezer to -18c(beef will keep upto 12months).
3.wrap all food as airtight as poss.
3.do not overfill,leave space for air flow through drawers/shelves.
4.defrost every 2/3 months in humid conditions using clorine bleach to clean interior,and dry thoroughly.(leave door open to dissipate clorine gas.)
it may take upto24 hours to settle to -18C,remember it has to cool right through the food in the freezer,as well as the walls.also if the food went soft, it is spoilt......cook meat asap then refreeze.
ambient temp 10/35 degrees C.not in direct sunlight,
did you use a level to make sure that it is level in all planes,just to make sure all the door seals are tight,
(look along the seals to make sure)the unit should be left on for at least 24 hours in its chosen position with the doors shut,then check temp,it could take another 12 hours to settle down once loaded.Also make sure that its not touching the wall cuts down on vibration.
once checked,if still not right call samsung..they are good.
HIGH-TEMP ALARM SWITCH (SOME MODELS)
An audible alarm will sound if the freezer temperature reaches
unsafe levels. The alarm operates on household electricity.If
the power fails, the alarm will not perform.
An ON/OFF switch allows the high temperature alarm to be
deactivated if desired. NOTE: You must open the freezer door to
view the alarm switch. The freezer is shipped with the switch in
the OFF position.After the freezer has run longenough to
lower the temperature, you may set the switch to the ON
• To activate the alarm, set the switch to the ON position.
• To deactivate the alarm, set the switch to the OFF position
i got this from the freezer manual from Kenmore hope this was helpful
the wooshing maybe the oil/freon migrating thru out the internal system...
The cycle depends on 2 things... t'stat operation and timer. The timer usually shuts off freezer every 6 or 8 hrs for 20 to 30 mins. But the t'stat (once it reaches desired temp. should shut off freezer every 15- 20 mins. for an average 10 -15. So 15 mins off min 15 mins on (that is if the doors is not open) you get my point something like that...
but the way you describe to me it sounds like the t'stat. set it at 1 if it dont shut off and you are absoultely sure you got zero degrees (use a temp. reader) then replace the t'stat
hope this was helpful
let me know if this didnt work then plan B
the auto defrost fan is drawing the air out to cut down on frost buildup....when you do put food in freezer use vacuum sealer to stop freezer burn and keep portions seperate,easier to rotate food for consumption.also frozen meat can be kept for upto a year at minus 18/20c