Samsung refrigerators are among the smartest appliances available.
They include features such as digital displays and touch buttons that offer great conveniences for smarter living.
However, sometimes the need will arise for you to reset your Samsung fridge.
There are various reasons this may happen, and we will discuss all of them.
How To Hard Reset Your Samsung Fridge
Method #1 (not always works, but try)
If your Samsung fridge is not functioning properly, and you think it could benefit from a reset simply follow the steps below to perform a reset:
Turn off the refrigerator and unplug it from the wall or turn breaker OFF.
Next, you’ll need to wait between 10 and 15 minutes before restoring the power.
This downtime allows your Samsung fridge control board to reboot.
Once you plug it in and turn the power back on it should be fully reset. But if this option will not work for you, try Method #2
Depends on the model of your fridge you need to press 2 buttons to reset.
When two buttons are pushed simultaneously there will be no sound, if you hear a sound, stop and start over.
Press and hold the two buttons simultaneously until display will start flashing at least 2-3 times.
After this procedure, you will be able to read error codes if they are present.
After 1 or 2 minutes of beeping, fridge will reset the computer and come back to normal operation.
How To Reset Samsung Fridge Filter
Do you have a French door Samsung refrigerator that keeps reminding you to change the water filter?
Remember that regularly changing the filter will provide you with water that is clean and fresh at all times.
These filters should be changed every 6 months, or depending on how much water you use.
The indicator light will change colors to tell you how soon you need to change it.
The colors will vary depending on the model you have, but regardless, red is always the last stage.
After you’ve purchased a new filter and replaced it, you’ll simply press one of the following buttons (check your owner’s manual) and hold for 3 – 5 seconds to reset the filter light:
- ICE TYPE/WATER
How to Reset Samsung Refrigerator From Demo Mode
Is your fridge showing “OF OF” or “O FF”?
When Samsung refrigerators are on display in a store they are in what’s called “demo mode”.
This allows potential customers to see the lights and other features without the compressor engaging.
In other words, there is no cooling function running while on display in a store.
If you recently purchased a new Samsung fridge and the store forgot to disable this mode, or if someone in your home accidentally hit the wrong button and put the fridge into this mode you’ll follow these steps to return the unit to cooling:
The specific buttons may be named differently depending on the model you have, but they are always in the same location.
2 TOP LEFT BUTTONS and RIGHT TOP BUTTON (for some models)
- Press and hold ENERGY SAVER and POWER FREEZE simultaneously until you hear a chime.
- The display should be gone if those were the correct buttons for your model. If they did not, move onto step #3.
- Press and hold ENERGY SAVER, POWER FREEZE, and LIGHTING simultaneously until you hear a chime.
- The demo display should be gone within a few seconds, and you’ll hear your fridge begin to cool again.
How To Reset Samsung Fridge After A Power Outage
After a power outage it may be necessary to reset your Samsung fridge, as the power may not come back right away.
It can result in the refrigerator’s processor becoming locked.
Here’s what you do after your power is restored:
- Unplug the unit from the wall
- Wait for at least 30 seconds
- Plug the unit back into the wall
When the power is restored your fridge may power up correctly, but the display may show the actual temperature rather than the factory default temperatures you had set.
If this is the case, you’ll have to set the unit to “Power Cool” and “Power Freeze” modes until it reaches the desired temperatures again.
Also, keep in mind that power surges can damage the unit and cause a failure to be detected.
If this occurs you’ll need to contact Samsung and register for an “Online Service Center Request”.
How To Reset Samsung Fridge Touch Screen
The touch screen on your Samsung fridge is designed to time out after a period of inactivity.
Although it’s also programmed to respond to new activity, sometimes it doesn’t do this.
If your touch screen is not responding here is how you reset it:
There is a removable panel located at the top of the right refrigerator door. You’ll find it at the right, top corner of this door on the inside. Simply push the panel upwards to open it.
Find the red switch located inside this door.
Check the status of the switch to see if it’s ON or OFF.
The switch is ON if it’s facing the line on the right side.
If the switch is currently ON, go ahead and switch it OFF and wait about 15 seconds before turning it back on. You should see the Samsung logo as the touch screen boots back up.
If the switch is currently OFF, go ahead and turn it back ON.
If the brand logo doesn’t appear after about 15 seconds, you’ll need to repeat step #2.
If you try this multiple times and the touch screen still remains blank you may need to contact Samsung for service.
How To Reset Samsung Fridge Ice Maker
Depending on what model Samsung fridge you have, there are a few different ways to reset the ice maker.
We will give you tips below for both bottom mount and French door refrigerators.
Just keep in mind that there are 2 types of French door ice makers – the flex tray design and a heated tray design.
Bottom Mount & French Door Flex Tray Design Models
Before we begin, it’s important to note that you should never reset your ice maker more than once in a 24-hour period.
Doing so may cause the ice tray to overfill which leads to water pouring directly into the bucket and freezing.
You will not be able to dispense ice if this occurs.
- You will need to locate the reset switch. This is usually underneath the ice maker, past the front cover. Simply press and hold this button until you hear the ice tray motor kick on.
- Close the freezer door and then wait up to 24-hours for operations to return to normal.
French Door Heated Tray Model
It’s important to keep in mind that this model can take a full 5 to 8 minutes to reset.
- Open the left door on your Samsung fridge. Find your ice bucket and press the release latch on the right side of the bucket. This will allow you to pull the bucket out.
- Now that the bucket is out of your way, you should see the reset button on the right side of the ice maker. The button is rectangular, translucent, and rubber. If your fridge is newer than 2010, you’ll hear an audible chime once the reset begins. If your unit is older simply hold the button for at least 10 seconds.
- Replace the ice bucket and wait up to 24-hours for full ice production.
In conclusion, there are a wide range of reasons your Samsung fridge may need to be reset. Regardless, we’ve covered pretty much every reason above.
Leave us a comment and let us know if have an easier way to perform any of these resets.