Samsung Refrigerators are known for their smart technology and sleek design — but if you’re having trouble, don’t worry. There is a simple solution. To solve many problems you just need to reset Samsung Refrigerator.
Samsung fridges are already smart enough that they can tell you the temperature of your fridge, dispense ice cubes to your liking, and alert you to any problems — but sometimes these technologies perform a little too well and freak us out. Just like we’ve learned to stop panicking when our phones become overly protective and say we’re going over data limits, we’ve also learned to stop stressing when our appliances start becoming overly protective.
How To Reset Samsung Refrigerator
Samsung is known for making great fridges, but they’re not perfect. The machines are vulnerable to common errors, like temperature fluctuations that cause food to spoil and strange error messages. Thankfully, there’s a simple way to fix most of these problems: with your Samsung fridge’s built-in reset button.
If your Samsung refrigerator isn’t behaving the way it should, don’t worry. There are several ways to troubleshoot problems with an otherwise functioning fridge. The following steps will help you fix the problem yourself.
Samsung fridges can be reset using a paperclip. If you’re not sure whether your fridge is a Samsung, check the manufacturer tags on the back of the fridge. Resets should take five minutes or less, and should include a written guide for resetting your specific model.
If your refrigerator is out of ice or is not cooling, you can sometimes reset it with a simple touch of a button. To learn how to do it, check the manufacturer’s website for your specific appliance, or search for ‘how to reset my Samsung refrigerator.’ There are also many YouTube videos that may show you how to reset your specific refrigerator.
If your smart refrigerator is acting up, you’ve come to the right place. There are a variety of ways to reset a fridge. The most common resets involve holding down a button for several seconds or unplugging and plugging back in the AC adapter. This can fix most software problems on your smart refrigerator, as well as issues such as the refrigerator turning off during operation or not powering on at all.
How To Hard Reset Samsung Refrigerator
Using the below methods you can hard reset Samsung Refrigerator
Method 1 (General Hard Reset)
The hard reset allows you to refresh your product and reboot it. It’s like turning it off and on again, but gives the product more time to refresh itself. You can do this when your device is not running or experiencing issues with it.
There are four steps to the reset process:
- Power off the refrigerator.
- Unplug the refrigerator from electrical outlets.
- Leave it alone for 10-15 minutes.
- Plug it back it in and turn it on with the power switch.
After resetting your Samsung refrigerator, you can unpack your food without worrying about spoilage. Each section is automatically restocked with the right amount of freshness, so you can hit the ground running when you open your refrigerator.
Method 2 (2 Button Reset)
No refrigerator is perfect, and this is true of the Samsung as well. Sometimes it may need a little help-checking the error codes is the first step to diagnosing an error. To check the code there are two buttons on both sides of the interior light; press both simultaneously until the LCD screen starts to flash. The numbers you will see are error codes; write them down or make a note on your phone, then contact customer support for assistance or check them against the owner manual for quick resolution.
If you hear beeping, your fridge might have a small problem that causes the temperature to rise too high. Don’t worry — just wait for one or two minutes and then everything should go back to normal. If you hear beeping, please do not open the door to check on the food.
Reset the Samsung Fridge control panel after a Power Outage
Whether you’re looking to keep the drinks chilled or to create enough space for all of your groceries, control panels on Samsung refrigerators let you customize your unit specifically to your needs. Whether you want colder temperatures, brighter lights, more energy efficiency, easier ice dispensing, or anything in between, these settings can be made with just a few clicks.
If you’ve ever had an issue with your refrigerator after a power outage, you know how frustrating it can be to troubleshoot the problem. You may even Google it. If that’s the case, then you’ve found the solution to your annoyance: Control Panel resetting. Control Panel resetting is an easy process that will get your refrigerator working again in no time!
- First check if the child lock is enabled on the fridge. If it is enabled, disable it to fix any issues with the control panel. if it does not work, follow the below steps.
- The Samsung refrigerator control panel reset switch, also known as the master control, is used to turn on the appliance.
- It is located at the top right corner of the right door.
- When pressed, it will turn off the device’s display.
- When pressed again after a few seconds, it will turn the device back on.
- If successful, the main screen should change to show the Samsung logo.
- Pressing it again will then allow you to adjust and reset settings so that you can start using the refrigerator.
How to reset your Samsung Refrigerator from shop/demo mode
When a Samsung refrigerator is in the shop, before it’s purchased, the retailers enable this mode to ensure less energy is consumed. Selecting Shop/Demo mode saves energy by allowing for a longer time period between door openings and thus reducing the use of the compressor. This extends the life of the refrigeration system as well as saves you money on your power bill.
Turning this mode on will keep the fridge working, except for the cooling system. When your refrigerator is set to Shop Mode, potential buyers can see how it works—the interior lighting and display panel will be turned on, allowing them to quickly get a feel for its functionality. All they have to do is press a button and they’re looking at something trying to sell itself. In any other time though, you’ll be wanting to keep your Shop Mode off.
- Press the Cooling Off Mode button (leftmost) repeatedly to toggle the mode on/off.
- Once Cooling Off Mode is activated, press and hold the Keep Refrigerated button for 5-10 seconds until the refrigerator makes a sound indicating that it has entered into Cooling Off Mode.
- hold down the power button for 15-20 seconds.
- If you accidentally entered Cooling Off Mode, simply wait a few moments. Depending on the shop setting of the Samsung Fridge, it will usually beep after 10 seconds to signal that you can stop pressing the button.
Samsung refrigerators have a default temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a safe temperature for food storage. Under certain circumstances, however, you might need to decrease the temperature to prevent dairy products from spoiling. For example, if you want to store milk in your fridge, it’s best to set the temperature to 34 degrees.
Not everyone knows how to reset Samsung refrigerator’s temperature settings. However, this feature is simple once you know-how. All you have to do is tweak a few bars on your refrigerator’s display panel to adjust the unit’s temperature.
- The first thing you need to do is locate the control panel on the front of the refrigerator. It often looks like a digital clock with a few buttons around it.
- You push the ‘Fridge’ button and set your desired temperature.
- You watch as the cooling system calibrates to this new target.
- After a few minutes, the display shows your new temperature.
- It takes a bit of time for things to stabilize, so you check again after a day or two.
How to reset the Samsung Fridge Ice Maker
These Samsung refrigerators have a built-in feature that produces ice in a jiffy. In fact, with the latest models, users can increase the speed of ice production inside the refrigerator. No one likes to be let down when it comes to ice, especially in a hot summer day when you’re thirsty and want something to cool you down.
When a Samsung fridge stops producing ice, a simple reset of the ice maker might be all that’s needed to get your fridge back up and running. To reset the ice maker, turn the ice dispenser’s selector knob to OFF. For models with a front-mounted ice dispenser, pull it from its rest, and set it in the down position.
- The Flex Tray™ is a unique ice-storage design that lets you customize your refrigerator’s shelf space. It’s easy to pull out of the refrigerator. So pull it out.
- Look for the test switch (under your ice maker).
- Press and hold down the test switch (located under the ice bin) for 3 seconds to reset the ice maker.
- The ice maker will dump any remaining ice cubes, then fill them with water.
- For “Heated Tray” models, when the power is connected, when you open the freezer door, please hold the ice bucket by its sides to place it under the air inlet before you lift it up.
- The test switch is located near the sensor arm joint, on the upper-left portion of the ice maker.
- Locate it and hold it down for at least five seconds to complete the reset process.
How to reset the Samsung Refrigerator water filter and filter light
Samsung’s water filters are designed to reduce impurities and contaminants, making the water drinkable. Filters are easily accessible in Samsung refrigerators that come with sleek, see-through water dispenser. Each filter lasts up to six months, depending on your usage. You can change it by pressing a convenient button inside the fridge.
Water filters clean impurities from water by forcing it through an activated carbon compartment inside the refrigerator and removing sediment, chlorine, and other germs. With a water filter installed in your fridge, you can drink clear, contaminant-free water.
If you’re using the water filter connected to your refrigerator to drink water, it’s essential to have a reliable water filtration system to ensure the safety of the water.
- Water filters for refrigerators need to be replaced every 6 months to maintain fresh water and ice. Most often, this is the black box in the back of the refrigerator with a twist cap.
- Turn off the water supply to your fridge, open up the cap, and take out the old filter. Replace with a new filter or cartridge for optimal performance.
The first time you replace the filter, you may need to reset your filter indicator. Most models allow for either one of these two methods of resetting the filter indicator:
- Press and hold the Alarm button for 3-5 seconds or until the alarm stops.
- Press and hold the Ice Type/Water button for 3-5 seconds or until the Memo button flashes twice.
- Holding down the ice/water button for 3-5 seconds resets the filter indicator.
How to reset the wire harness between the door and control unit
If the display on your refrigerator says that there’s a wire harness error, it means that your door and the central control unit are having problems communicating with each other. If you see “PC ER” (which translates to “power check error”), you know that the problem is in the door or in the motherboard. A wire harness reset can fix this issue.
- Power off the unit and unplug the power cord from its socket.
- Locate the power plug and disconnect it from its socket.
- Wait for one minute, after which you can reconnect it to its socket.
- Restart the appliance and check if the error persists.
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