A few days ago, my good friend Sarah called me in a bit of a panic.
I wasn’t really frightened at first because Sarah was someone that always panicked at the slightest things.
However, she described how her Samsung refrigerator temperature bar started flashing.
I couldn’t help but chuckle at what she said because this was a familiar issue I’ve dealt with in the past.
A flashing temperature on samsung refrigerator simply means the temperature inside the refrigerator is above 59 degrees Fahrenheit. So the unexpected blinking is like a sign that tells you something is wrong with the temperature of your appliance.
If you’ve ever found yourself in Sarah’s flashing predicament, keep reading – I’ll share the tips that helped fix her problem below.
Why Is My Samsung Fridge Temperature Flashing?
Basically, there are 5 to 6 reasons why your Samsung refrigerator might be blinking the temperature display.
Most of them usually happen as a result of the high temperature in the fridge while others are as a result of a different situation.
#1. High or Rising Temperature
In your refrigerator, whenever the temperature rises above 59 degree Fahrenheit as I’ve stated above, your unit will start to blink the temperature light.
And this automatically stops after the temperature goes down back to it’s normal temperature.
One of the things that can cause your fridge to be warm is if you forget to close the door or you unintentionally left it open.
In Sarah’s case, It was a foreign object that actually got stuck in the door seal. This prevented the door from closing properly which made the fridge’s compartment become warm.
Therefore, that’s the reason why her refrigerator temperature bar was blinking.
In that case, you need to inspect your fridge also to check for the reason why it might be heating up or getting warm.
#2. You Left The Door Open
Remember I said Sarah’s case was because her refrigerator’s door couldn’t get closed properly.
Yeah…You also need to check yours too and here I’ll be telling you where to check and the things you need to do.
If a refrigerator’s door is not properly closed, cold air might start to leak out over time and this is something that can lead to unexpected circumstances.
First of all, visually check the door yourself. See if anything isn’t obstructing it. Look at the food items in the fridge compartment, is any item too big that’s causing an obstruction? What about the trays? Are they too extended out?
All these are what you need to inspect, you don’t need to call an electrician that’ll obviously just charge you for something you could have easily fixed yourself.
After doing this, you have to give your refrigerator at least 4 hours to cool down.
With this, you’ll be able to know If the problem is fixed. If the problem still persists, then the door probably isn’t the issue, it’s something else. Go to other causes below.
#3. Perhaps a Power Outage
The flashing can also occur as a result of a recent power outage or surge. This is usually a temporary situation as the temperature eventually gets back to normal after some time.
Try to get your refrigerator connected back to power.
It takes about 4 hours for your refrigerator to keep food cold if it remains unopened.
#4. Stuck Evaporator Fan
Another likely cause of a flashing temperature on a Samsung refrigerator is a stuck evaporator fan.
I once had an issue with mine sometime ago and I can tell you that, once the evaporator fan stops working – cold air stops getting distributed into the refrigerator.
The purpose of the Evaporator fan is to circulate freezer air into the cabinet of the refrigerator.
The Compressor might overheat and the temperature in your refrigerator will rise once the fan stops.
Things that can cause the evaporator fan to get stuck includes debris or if the evaporator fan burns out.
Check to remove whatever is blocking the fan and also check the condenser fan motor. First unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the wall.
Then remove the rear access cover from the motor compartment. If the motor is damaged, all you simply have to do is replace it.
#5. A Bad Temperature Sensor
You also want to take note of the temperature sensor. If you still don’t seem to find the cause of your Samsung refrigerator temperature flashing, then a faulty temperature sensor might be the culprit.
The sensor works to determine the fridge’s hotness and coolness and converts it into an electrical signal.
Once it’s gone bad, it can start to malfunction and cause errors in determining the temperature of the fridge.
To fix this, locate the sensor behind the evaporator panel. Then use a multimeter to test the continuity, if it shows no continuity.
That means it’s faulty. It’s better if you find a replacement.
#6. Failed Main Control Board
I advise taking a look at the control board when you’ve tried all the above fixes and none of them works.
The control works as the main coordinator of your refrigerator. It might begin to malfunction and affect various functions of your fridge if it’s faculty.
Now, Inspect the control board and check for any damages. If you see any signs of burns or fried wirings, this might mean the board is defective.
You want to make sure you’re sure it’s truly defective before replacing. Once you’re done, replace the control board.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my Samsung refrigerator temperature blinking and not cooling?
If your refrigerator temperature display is blinking and not cooling, this indicates that the temperature is too high and it needs to cool down.
However, It may also be because the door was left open. Other reasons include a power outage, failed temperature sensor or a blocked evaporator fan.
How do I reset the temperature on my Samsung refrigerator?
In order to reset the temperature on your Samsung refrigerator, press and hold the temperature button to change the temp, and release it when it reaches the correct setting.
To reset the entire unit, you can also perform a hard reset of the fridge by pressing and holding the power cool and power freeze buttons for approximately five seconds.