Samsung Refrigerator Flashing – Blinking – Faults – Reset

Samsung refrigerators have self diagnostic error recognition systems built in. If your Samsung fridge detects a power outage, starts flashing the display icons, begins blinking, or shows a fault code message on the display, it is identifying a problem within the system. These codes and messages will display where the temperature usually is shown instead of showing the fridge and freezer temperature. This Samsung refrigerator error code page is for the following error codes: 88 88, 83E, 85E, or 86E. All Display Icons are FLASHING. Power Outage. The Error PC Er. The Error OF OF. The Error 1E, SE, or 5E. Door Alarm. NOTE: If you are looking for the full Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes page, then check here for ALL error codes a Samsung refrigerator can display and how to fix them.

Samsung Refrigerator Flashing - Blinking - Faults - ResetSamsung Refrigerator Flashing – Blinking – Faults – Reset

Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes 88 88, 83E, 85E, or 86E
If your Samsung refrigerator displays error codes 88 88, 83E, 85E, or 86E. Simply unplug or flip the circuit breaker to remove power from the refrigerator for 1 to 5 minutes. Supply power back to the refrigerator after 5 minutes and this will reset the refrigerator and the error codes will clear. (FYI: These error codes mean problems with the PBA inverter)

Samsung Refrigerator Error Code PC Er
This error code is telling you of a communication problem with the door and the main control unit. The wire harness under the top left door is not connected properly or needs to be reset. You will need to remove power to the fridge and check the wire harness above the door. Simply disconnect and then reconnect the wire harness. Then plug the fridge back in and the error code will clear.

To clear the PC ER error on Samsung refrigerator - Unplug wire harness in top left door

To clear the PC ER error on Samsung refrigerator
Unplug and then reconnect the wire harness in top left door

Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes OF OF or O FF
When your Samsung refrigerator shows OF OF or O FF it is in the Cooling Off or Demo Mode. Check this page for instructions detailing How To Get a Samsung Refrigerator out of the Cooling Off or Demo Mode?

Samsung Refrigerator OF OF mode

How to Get Samsung frige Out of OFF Demo Mode?

Samsung Refrigerator Has Flashing Temperature
The temperature on your Samsung refrigerator will flash or blink if the temp inside the fridge goes over 59°F. When the temperature rises above 59°F the display is warning you of the temperature rise and will blink and a bell sound will be heard. Change the temperature to a lower setting and the flashing display panel will stop when the refrigerator cools below 59°F. NOTE: This may happen if the door is left open for too long.

Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes and Display Messages that mean the fridge is running a self test mode…
If all the icons on the refrigerator display panel start flashing after the fridge is plugged into power… The flashing is completely normal as the Samsung refrigerator is running a SELF DIAGNOSTIC TEST and will stop flashing when the test is complete.

Refrigerator Components Have Been Taken Out and an Error Code is Shown
When you remove an electrical or electronic component or part from the fridge, (ice maker, fan, switch, damper) within an allotted amount of time an error code will appear. To clear the error code simply unplug the refrigerator and install the part that you removed. Plug power back in and the error code will be clear.

Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes 1E SE = POWER OUTAGE
A power outage will make your Samsung fridge show the errors 1E and or SE. If this is the case, simply press the power save and lighting buttons for 10 seconds and the error will clear. OR… press the fridge and freezer buttons at the same time for 10 seconds to reset the control panel and clear the error code.

How to clear error and reset the display for Samsung refrigeratorsHow to clear error and reset the display for Samsung refrigerators

Need help? Let us know the model number of your Samsung refrigerator and the error or issue you are having and we can assist you in troubleshooting the problem.

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1 Al July 17, 2017 at 12:12 am

I removed the ice maker completely because it was freezing up. The refrigerator and freezer compartments are running but the control panel on the door is blinking and short vertical and horizontal sign on the refrigerator indicator but the rest of the panel is blank. We had the temp rise to almost 80 while removing the ice maker and it now down to 50 and still falling. How can I get the control panel to operate properly. Samsung RB215ACWP bottom freezer w/ice maker.


2 Al July 16, 2017 at 7:27 am

I have a french door samsung RS263TDP i unplugged for 2 days. I plugged it back on and there is a single line segment blinking. I tried doing all the resets but was unsuccesful. Freezer and fridge working fine. Any suggestions?

The line that is blinking is the 3rd one from the bottom up on the fridge cooling side.


3 Lourdes June 12, 2017 at 12:40 am

We just had a electric surge like a blink and now the ice maker motor won’t stop going around can anyone suggest what I can do to stop it before it burns out motor?


4 Amanda June 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

My. Samsung refrigerator is blink 33 e.error what do i do?


5 Marv June 27, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Hi Amanda, press both Power Freeze and Power Cool buttons for 10 seconds and this should reset your LCD display. I had the same 33 E error code and that sequence work for me.


6 Jacob Blakemore May 31, 2017 at 4:59 am

I have a French door Samsung with 23E error how do I troubleshoot this?


7 Daniel lawrence May 22, 2017 at 1:52 am

Samsung Model number rf28hdedbsr flashing 40 E.


8 wayne erkkinen May 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm

i have a samsung bottom freezer. bottom freeezes ok but the upper will not cool. the fridgerator light shuts off. makes ten beeping sounds every few minutes. mdl #rb2155bb/xaa. i replaced the upper fan still not working.


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