Samsung Refrigerator Error [How to Fix]

If you are looking for how to fix Samsung refrigerator error codes and messages, you have come to the right place. Read to learn more.

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Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes – Solutions

The following are the error codes and messages you will find in a Samsung refrigerator as well as how to fix them:

1. 83E, 85E, 86E, 88 88

These error codes represent a loss of power supply to the refrigerator. Check the power cord of the refrigerator to see if it is still working and is properly plugged in. Then, check the circuit breaker.

To remove the error codes, simply unplug the refrigerator and plug it back in after 1 minute.

2. 1E, 5E, SE

The codes mean that there is a power outage. Some of the refrigerator’s functions such as ice dispensing will be disabled until you fix the power issue.

Press the Lightning and Energy Saver buttons at the same time and hold them for about 15 seconds to fix the error.


There is a disconnection between the main refrigerator and the door of the refrigerator when you see this error message.

Ensure that the door is closed tightly and that nothing is keeping the door from closing well. Also, clean the door gasket or seal with warm water and mild soap to remove dirt. This will help the door close better.

You can also fix this error by unplugging the refrigerator and reconnecting the wire harness above the door. That is if it is disconnected. Then, plug the unit back in. But if the error message returns, contact Samsung for help.

4. O FF or OF OF

When you see this error code, you know that the Cooling Off mode is on. The mode is usually activated when the door of the refrigerator is left open. This makes the temperature in the refrigerator to rise, causing the cooling ability to drop.

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To turn this mode off, you will need to consult the manual for your specific model. However, there is a general method that involves using the control panel of the refrigerator.

Press the two button on the top left-hand side of the panel. Hold them for about 5 to 8 seconds until you hear a chime. Wait a few seconds to be sure the display doesn’t go back to the mode again. If it does, repeat the process until you get it right.

5. 24E, 40E

The defrost system of the freezer is malfunctioning if you see this error code. This means that there is a frost buildup on the coils.

Remove the inner back panel of the freezer to access the coils. With a hairdryer, carefully, melt the frost off the coils. Put the back panel back. Then, press the upper left and right buttons at the same time to reset the codes.

6. 26E

Check the ice maker or the water inlet valve for faults if you see this error code. More likely than not, the inlet valve is the faulty part. So, replace it and turn the ice maker on. Be sure no ice is blocking the ice fill tube and that the internal temperature is set lower than 8 degrees Fahrenheit.

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7. 23E

This error code indicates that the condenser fan has a fault. Check to see if the motor is working fine and that it is receiving power. Also, be sure that nothing is keeping the blades from spinning freely.

If there is an adequate power supply to the fan and nothing is obstructing the blades, then replace the fan.

8. 25E

The code signifies that the defrost system of the refrigerator is faulty. You need to check the components – defrost timer, defrost thermostat and defrost heater – are in proper working order. Additionally, check the defrost control board. Replace any component that is faulty.

9. 21E

This error code means that there is an error with the freezer fan. The unit is not detecting its rotation when it is supposed to be rotating. It could be that the fan is frozen stiff or that the fan motor is defective.

Test the fan motor between its windings for continuity. This will tell you if the fan motor is the problem. If not, then check the door seal to be sure it still seals tightly. And ensure you don’t leave the door open for long and that you close it tightly whenever you use the unit.

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Defrost the fan manually if it is frozen. Otherwise, use a hairdryer to thaw the ice. Then, give the unit time to cool again before putting food back into it.

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10. 22E, 22C

This error code indicates that there is a problem with the refrigerator fan. Leaving the door of the refrigerator open while it is operating can cause the fan to have an ice buildup on it. The problem could also be the fan motor.

Manually defrost the refrigerator to unfreeze the fan if it is frozen. Otherwise, check the motor with a multimeter for continuity. Replace the motor if there is no continuity.

11. 41C

This error code pertains to a software update and applies only to Family Hub 3-door French-door models.

Ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest software update. If you have and the error code appears, simply press OK.

But if the error code appears again after following the steps above, contact the Samsung support center for help.

12. 41 or 42 (Blue Lights Inside Flashing)

This code applies only to the Family Hub models. Reboot the Family Hub by pressing the power switch on top of the right door inside the refrigerator. If doing this doesn’t take care of the issue, contact the Samsung support center and request help.

13. 85C

Low voltage triggers the appearance of this error code on the Family Hub refrigerator. Usually, it is a minor issue and you can clear it when you press OK and hold it for about 3 seconds.

14. 76C or Autofill Indicator Keeps Blinking

Check the Autofill compartment for water. This could mean that the water pitcher of the Autofill is leaking. Drain the water and replace the pitcher if it is leaking. If not, contact the Samsung service center and request service.

15. ‘Ice Off’ Blinking

When you see this error code, check the ice bucket. It is either not there at all or is there but is not correctly placed.

16. 4E

This error code signifies that there is an error with the defrost sensor of the freezer. And if the defrost sensor is faulty, you will need to test and replace it if necessary. Use a multimeter to test the sensor; replace it if th sensor has no continuity.

The sensor monitors the temperature of the evaporator coils to detrmine when they are too cold or frost forms on them. Then, it can alert the control board to start a defrost cycle. A faulty sensor can stop the defrost cycle and lead to an ice buildup, which affects the refrigerator’s cooling capacity.

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17. 5E

This error code means that there is an error with the defrost sensor of the refrigerator. Test the senosr with a multimeter and replace it if there is no continuity. The sensor detects the temperature to help the refrigerator defrost whe necessary. That way, it does not build ice.

18. 6E

The sensor for ambient temperature has an error when you see this error code displayed. Locate the sensor and test it with a multimeter to determine whether or not you need a new sensor.

19. 14E

The error code indicates that there is an error with the sensor of the ice maker. The ice maker sensor detcts the ice level and alerts the machine when to stop making ice if the ice bucket is full. Therefore, fixing or replacing the sensor is crucial to how well the ice maker functions. It is best to run diagnostics on the sensor and make the necessary repairs.

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20. 8E

The sensor of the freezer or ice maker has a problem when you see this error code displayed. Check the sensor with a multimeter or have a technician offer further assistance.

21. 39C, 39E

The ice maker is not functioning as it should when this error code is displayed on the panel. Check the sensor, shut-off arm, ejector blades, water supply, and other parts of the ice maker to determine the faulty ones.

22. 33E

The heater of the ice pipe has become defective or has an error when you see this error code. Schedule service to fix the issue as quickly as possible.

23. 84C

This error code signifies that the compressor is locked. A locked compressor is a serious issue that needs immediate attention. Contact the Samsung Service Center to report the issue because the refrigerator will stop running if the compressor remains locked.

24. 40E, 40C

The fan of the ice room has developed a fault or has an error when you see either of the error codes displayed.

For many of these Samsung refrigerator error codes and messages, you can only fix them with the help of a qualified technician or a Samsung service agent.

In addition, always unplug your refrigerator before you begin any troubleshooting work. Doing this will keep you safe and keep your refrigerator from damage.

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