Ugh! You go to grab something from the refrigerator and notice that there is an error code flashing. What the heck does it mean? Well, you could dig out your manual and sift through the pages. Luckily for you though, we’ve broken down the most common error codes for Samsung refrigerators right here.

Many of these Samsung refrigerator error codes are caused by something as simple as an open door or power loss. Check out this list to find out what the codes mean, what the cause might be, and how to fix it.

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Troubleshooting Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes

Power & Door Ajar Errors

Best case scenario, you’ll be able to quickly fix the problem. Power outages and open doors can cause several common error codes for Samsung refrigerators.

Error Codes: 1E, 5E, SE

Cause: Power outage. The refrigerator will not dispense ice or water until it is fixed
Fix It: Press & hold Energy Saver button & Lightning button simultaneously for 15 seconds

Error Codes: 88, 83E, 85E, 86E

Cause: Power loss. Each can be displayed if the power goes out or flashes off.
Fix It: Unplug the refrigerator, wait at least 60 seconds, replug.

Error Code: Flashing OF OF

Cause: Cooling Off Mode. Often caused by a door left ajar.
Fix It: Close the door/wait for the refrigerator to cool down

Error Code: PC ER

Cause: Door and main unit disconnection.
Fix It: Make sure there is nothing preventing the door from sealing. Wipe off any dust or debris from the top of the door.

Miscellaneous Errors

Other common Samsung refrigerator error codes can be caused by faulty parts. If you’re the DIY type, use these tips to repair the problem.

Error Code: 26E

Cause: Bad water valve or icemaker.
Fix It: Replace the water valve (lower rear of unit). Make sure the icemaker is turned on, thaw any fill tube blockages, and verify the temperature is below 8 degrees F.

Error Codes: 24E, 40E

Cause: Freezer defrost malfunction.
Fix It: Thaw frost buildup. Remove freezer contents and back inner wall of freezer. Use a hair dryer to melt any ice/frost. Re-assemble wall. Press and hold upper right and left buttons simultaneously to reset.

Error Code: 25E

Cause: Faulty refrigerator defrost.
Fix It: Verify that the defrost timer and control board are functioning properly. Replace them if not.

Error Code: 23E

Cause: Condenser fan issue.
Fix It: Make sure the refrigerator condenser fan is receiving power. Supply power if not, replace the fan if power is not the issue.

If all of this Samsung refrigerator error code interpretation is a little too overwhelming for you, feel free to call a Samsung refrigerator repair center like Sharper Service Solutions. We’re happy to help you diagnose and repair all your frustrating fridge failures!