In this guide, we will provide an overview of common Samsung top-mount freezer refrigerator error codes that may appear on your display panel, main board, or inverter board, as well as simple troubleshooting steps you can take to fix the problem and get your fridge back to working properly.

Samsung Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerator Error Codes
Samsung Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerator Error Codes Explained!

Samsung Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerator Error Codes Expalined!

Remember to always unplug the refrigerator and exercise caution when attempting any repairs.

-23°C flashing LED: Freezer defrost error

The main board LED will blink five times.

Solutions:

  • Check the freezer defrost heater wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the FRZ defrost heater.
  • Check the resistance of the thermal fuse; it should read closed.
  • Check the resistance of the bimetal; it should read closed at 40°C and opened at 60°C.
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic valueAbnormal value
Defrost heater~ 390Ω @ 220Vac / 100Ω @ 110 Vac0.1 – 1.0 Ω / ∞Ω / OL
Thermal-fuse110°C/230°F0.1 – 1.0 Ω∞Ω / OL
Bimetal40°C/104°F0.1 – 1.0 Ω∞Ω / OL
  • Replace the defective component based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

-21°C flashing LED: ambient sensor error

The main board LED will blink three times.

Solutions:

  • Check the ambient sensor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the ambient sensor.
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic Value
Ambient sensor25°C/77°F5000 Ω
  • If the ambient sensor has shorted or opened circuits, replace it.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

-19°C flashing LED: Freezer sensor error

The main board LED will blink once.

Solutions:

  • Check the freezer sensor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the freezer sensor:
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic Value
Freezer sensor-5°C/23°F16420 Ω
  • If the freezer sensor has shorted or opened circuits, replace it.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

-17°C flashing LED: fridge sensor error

The main board LED will blink six times.

Solutions:

  • Check the fridge sensor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the fridge sensor:
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic Value
Fridge sensor5°C/41°F10820 Ω
  • If the fridge sensor has shorted or opened circuits, replace it.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

-15°C flashing LED: Freezer defrost sensor error

The main board LED will blink twice.

Solutions:

Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic Value
freezer defrost sensor-10°C/14°F20420 Ω
  • If the freezer defrost sensor has shorted or opened circuits, replace it.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

1°C flashing LED: Freezer fan motor error

The main board LED will blink 11 times.

Solutions:

  • Check the freezer fan motor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the voltage of the freezer fan.
Electric part nameMain voltage valueFeedback voltage Value
freezer fan motor~ 10.3 Vdc~ 2.2 Vdc
  • Replace the freezer fan based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

2°C flashing LED: condenser fan motor error

The main board LED will blink 17 times.

Solutions:

  • Check the condenser fan motor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the voltage of the condenser fan.

Electric part name
Main voltage valueFeedback voltage Value
Condenser fan motor~ 10.3 Vdc~ 2.2 Vdc
  • Replace the condenser fan based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

4°C flashing LED: DeoDorizer fan motor error

Solutions:

  • Check the DeoDorizer motor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the voltage of the DeoDorizer fan:
Electric part nameMain voltage valueFeedback voltage Value
DeoDorizer fan motor~ 10.3 Vdc~ 2.2 Vdc
  • Replace the DeoDorizer fan based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

7°C flashing LED: Fridge fan motor error

The main board LED will blink 12 times.

Solutions:

  • Check the fridge fan motor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the voltage of the fridge fan.
Electric part nameMain voltage valueFeedback voltage Value
Fridge fan motor~ 10.3 Vdc~ 2.2 Vdc
  • Replace the fridge fan based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

Quick Cool icon flashing LED: Flex damper heater error

Solutions:

  • Check the flex damper heater wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the flex damper heater.
Electric part nameOhmic valueAbnormal Value
Flex damper heater135 Ω0.1 – 1.0 Ω / ∞Ω / OL
  • Replace the flex damper based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

Meat/Fish icon flashing LED: Flex sensor error

Solutions:

  • Check the flex sensor wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the flex sensor.
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic Value
Flex sensor5°C/41°F10820 Ω
  • Replace the flex sensor based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

Ice On/Off icon flashing LED: Ice Maker error

The main board LED will blink 13 times.

Causes:

  • Faulty ice maker wire harness
  • Faulty ice maker water pipe heater
  • Faulty ice maker sensor
  • Faulty ice maker assembly

Solutions:

Electric part nameOhmic valueAbnormal Value
Ice maker, water pipe heater~ 60 Ω0.1 – 1.0 Ω / ∞Ω / OL
  • Check the resistance of the ice maker sensor:
Electric part nameTemperatureOhmic value
Ice maker sensor25°C/77°F5000 Ω
  • Replace the component based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

3°C flashing LED: inverter compressor error

The Main Board LED will blink 10 times, and the Inverter Board LED will blink 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 times.

  • When the inverter board was blinking:
    • One time indicates that the compressor is starting to fail
    • 2 times indicates that there is a compressor IPM failure problem
    • 3 times indicates that the compressor location detection problem
    • 4 times indicates that there is a compressor motor constraint problem
    • 5 times indicates that the compressor has a low voltage problem
    • 6 times indicates that the compressor has a high voltage problem

Find out more information about inverter board LED indicator errors.


The Main Board LED blinks four times: freezer dial switch error

Solutions:

  • Check the freezer dial switch wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the freezer dial switch.
Electric part nameDial switch positionOhmic value
Freezer dial switch1~ 2100 Ω
Freezer dial switch5~ 10000 Ω
  • Replace the freezer dial switch based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

The Main Board LED blinks nine times: fridge dial switch error

Solutions:

  • Check the fridge dial switch wire harness and connector.
  • Check the resistance of the fridge dial switch.
Electric part nameDial switch positionOhmic value
Fridge dial switch2~ 4200 Ω
Fridge dial switch6~ 10800 Ω
  • Replace the fridge dial switch based on your readings.
  • If the error still occurs, replace the main PCB.

The Main Board LED blinks 14 times: compressor communication error

An error occurs when there is no signal between the main PCB and the inverter board.

Solutions:

  • Check the wire harness connector between the main PCB and the inverter PCB.
  • Check the inverter board and replace it if necessary.
  • Check the main board and replace it if necessary.

Samsung Top-Mount Freezer Refrigerator Error Codes: Self-Diagnosis mode

How to place the refrigerator into self-diagnosis:

Press and hold the “Freezer” and “Fridge” buttons simultaneously for 12–13 seconds. You will hear a dingdong sound, which indicates that the self-diagnosis mode has been successfully activated.
When the appliance enters self-diagnosis mode, all LEDs will be off, and:

  1. If there is no error, the temperature LED “XX°C” on the control panel will return to normal operation after 12–13 seconds.
  2. If there is an error, the temperature LED “XX°C” on the control panel will be blinking or flashing with a dingdong sound.
    • The error code remains for 1 minute, then the refrigerator will return to normal operation.
Samsung Top Mount Freezer self Diagnosis mode

notice: *only for the models with ice maker

  • When the ice On/Off icon flashes during the self-diagnosis mode,
    1. And there is no ice maker installed in the refrigerator; it doesn’t indicate an error.
    2. But if there is an ice maker installed in the refrigerator, it indicates that something is wrong with the ice maker and needs to be checked.

How to exit self-diagnosis mode:

  • To exit the mode:
    • Method 1: When there is an error, the self-diagnosis will automatically exit after one minute.
    • Method 2: When there is no error, the self-diagnosis will automatically exit after 12 seconds.
    • Method 3: Press and hold the “Freezer” and “Fridge” buttons simultaneously for 12 seconds.
    • Method 4: Unplug the refrigerator.

Conclusion:

If your Samsung top-mount freezer refrigerator is displaying an error code, don’t panic. Many issues can be resolved with simple troubleshooting steps.

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