Samsung refrigerators are reliable appliances, but even the best ones need a reset every once in a while. If your Samsung refrigerator isn’t working right, don’t panic! There’s probably an easy fix. In this post, we’ll show you how to reset your Samsung refrigerator in just a few simple steps.

How Do I Reset My Samsung Refrigerator?

Depending on the model instructions to reset your Samsung fridge may be different. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for specific instructions.

Press and hold the reset button for a few seconds on your Samsung refrigerator. The location of this button may vary depending on the model, so consult your owner’s manual if you can’t find it.

Hold the Fridge and Freezer buttons at the same time. You may need to use a different combination of buttons to reset your Samsung refrigerator depending on the model.

Unplug your Samsung refrigerator and wait about five minutes before plugging it back in.

When to Reset Your Samsung Refrigerator

Depending on the model of your Samsung refrigerator and the issues you are facing, resetting it may not be the best thing to do. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions.

Samsung Error Codes

If your Samsung refrigerator is not working, it may show error codes to signify it requires service. Refer to your Owner’s Manual for more information about the error code on your Samsung refrigerator to ensure it doesn’t need repairs.

Take a picture of the error code before resetting it in case you need to refer back to it.

How do I reset Samsung refrigerator?

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After a Power Outage

Your fridge might be giving you some trouble after a power outage. Some error codes don’t suggest repairs are needed. For example, “88 88” commonly appears after a power outage, or if it shows the 1E and SE error messages.

After a power outage, a soft reset on your Samsung refrigerator may do the trick. Press and hold the Energy Save and Lighting buttons.

Wrong Temperature is Displayed

If the temperature display on your Samsung fridge is inaccurate, you can try resetting it. This will not fix a broken thermometer, but if the issue is with the control panel, a reset may do the trick.

Touchscreen is Frozen

If the touchscreen is unresponsive or frozen, you may need to reset your Samsung refrigerator. If resetting your Samsung refrigerator doesn’t fix a frozen touchscreen, try turning the touchscreen off and back on again. Look for a red switch behind the right-hand door. Refer to your owner’s manual if you’re unable to locate it.

If your fridge is still not working after resetting it, contact Appliance Repair Specialists for professional Samsung appliance repairs.