As a homeowner, there are few things worse than dealing with a major appliance malfunction. How much are repairs going to cost? How long will the unit be out of commission? These questions are just a few of the many that will rush to your mind, and in order to better answer them, you’ll need to decide whether you’d like expert support or to tackle the problem independently.
If your kitchen is fortunate to have a modern Samsung refrigerator, most of the error codes presented to you will relate to power loss and door ajar issues. Samsung fridge error code troubleshooting is easy when you know where to look, and a majority of the fridge fixes will be simple enough for you to handle on your own. Below we’ll discuss the codes you should be on the lookout for and how to address them once found.
Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes and Troubleshooting
Power & Door Ajar Errors
As mentioned, most Samsung fridge errors are caused by a power loss or door ajar issues. Here are common error codes that will help you determine the next steps:
|1E, 5E, SE||Power outage. Water will not be dispensed from the fridge until fixed.||Press and hold the Energy Saver button & Lightning button simultaneously for 15 seconds.|
|88, 83E, 85E, 86E||Power loss. Any of the four codes can be displayed if power is lost.||Unplug the refrigerator, wait for 60-seconds, and plug it back in.|
|Flashing OF OF||Cooling Off Mode. Occurs if the refrigerator gets too warm, can be due to a door left ajar.||Close the door and wait for the refrigerator to adequately cool.|
|PC ER||Door and main unit disconnection.||Ensure there is nothing obstructing the door seal. Wipe dust and debris from the top and sides of the door.|
If you’re experiencing Samsung fridge error codes that aren’t consistent with the codes in the table above, it may be due to faulty parts or other miscellaneous issues. You can use the following Samsung fridge troubleshooting codes to determine where your attention is needed most.
|26E||Issues with the water valve or icemaker.||Replace the water valve in the lower rear of the unit. Ensure that the ice maker is turned on, thaw any fill-tube blockages, and ensure that the temperature is below 8 degrees Fahrenheit.|
|24E, 40E||Freezer defrosts malfunction, due to a thaw frost buildup.||Remove freezer contents and inner-back wall. Use a hairdryer to melt ice/frost, then reassemble the wall. Press and hold the upper right and upper left buttons simultaneously to reset the unit.|
|25E||Faulty defrost unit.||Verify that the defrost time and control board are working correctly. If not, replace them.|
|23E||Condenser fan issue.||Ensure that the refrigerator condenser fan is receiving power. If not, supply power to test the fan. If power is not the issue, replace the fan.|
If after all of this, you’re still experiencing Samsung refrigerator problems, it’s probably best that you seek the help of a professional team. To learn more about Alpha Tech Appliance services, and how we can help get your fridge back to working condition, contact us today!