Samsung Refrigerator Temperature Blinking: What to Do?

Written By David Varnes

David Varnes is an Appliance Repair Professional with over 15 years of experience.

If you own a Samsung refrigerator, you may have noticed that the temperature sometimes blinks on the display. This can be confusing and frustrating, especially if you don’t know what to do about it.

In this article, we will discuss what to do when your Samsung refrigerator starts blinking its temperature. We will also provide some troubleshooting tips in case the problem persists.

Solution 1: Main Control Panel is Faulty

Open the door of a Samsung refrigerator and check how cold it is to stop the blinking on its main control panel. Check the temperature setting if it isn’t cold enough or not at all.

For refrigerators, the temperature should be set to 4°F (38°C). The setting for freezers should be 0°F (12°C).

The temperature inside a Samsung refrigerator may be too high, therefore if any of the compartments is not at the proper setting, adjust it. Allow 4 hours for the device to adapt to the new setting before determining whether this solves the problem. The blinking will cease automatically as soon as the temperature goes down.

The refrigerator begins flashing or beeping when the temperature reaches approximately 59°F (15°C) as a result of a power outage. Another cause is a power outage.

When there is no electricity, the temperature in the refrigerator gradually rises. After electricity is restored, the refrigerator turns back on and the compressor starts cooling the air.

If you don’t adjust the temperature and make sure the door is properly shut and yet the unit’s temperature still drops, there’s a chance it has a cooling problem. As soon as possible, notify Samsung about it and seek repair service.

Solution 2: Deli Drawer Panel is Defective

To stop the deli drawer’s panel from flashing, unplug the refrigerator from the wall or switch off the circuit breaker. Before reconnecting it, wait 2 minutes.

If the unit doesn’t respond after a minute, try again. If it doesn’t come back on immediately, don’t worry about it. If the blinking resumes, it’s time to service the refrigerator. To request service from Samsung, call Samsung Support Center.

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Solution 3: Samsung Refrigerator Error Codes

The following are examples of codes that may blink. The best way to resolve such blinking error messages is to do as follows:

Error Code 41 or 42 with Blinking Blue Lights

Press the switch on top of the door on the right to restart the Family Hub. As soon as the blinking ceases, so will this message. It’s usually a sign that something is wrong with your Family Hub refrigerator models.

Error Code 76C or Blinking Autofill Indicator

There is water in the Autofill compartment if this light is on. Check to see where the water is leaking from.

Leakage from the Dispenser, Drawer, or Underneath the Refrigerator

Check to see whether the appliance is correctly leveled if the leak comes from the dispenser, under the device, or beneath the drawer. The wheels that move the device should not contact the floor.

If they’re on the floor, it means one of two things: either that portion of the unit isn’t raised high enough, or that part of the floor isn’t level.

If the refrigerator is not level, it will continue leaking. Use a level to make sure the device is balanced from front to back and side to side before calling for service.

It’s possible that something spilled inside the refrigerator and is now leaking. It’s also possible that there is too much condensation as a result of the high temperature. Check to see whether any of these factors are applicable if the water has been cleared.

Allow a few hours for it to see whether the leak persists after removing the water.

The AutoFill Pitcher Leaks Water

Remove the pitcher from the Autofill area and dry it completely. Examine the compartment where you removed it to see if any water remains inside. Even if there isn’t, remove the drain cap so that any residue in the drainage system may flow out. Remove this drain cap if your Samsung refrigerator does not include it.

Check the pitcher and lid for any cracks or damage next. If there are none, you don’t have to worry about them. But if there is, you’ll need a new pitcher with a lid. However, make sure you get the right type of Samsung refrigerator pitcher because any other sort won’t fit correctly.

Make sure the lid is properly aligned with the pitcher, otherwise water will leak. Check for any moisture on them before putting them together.

The Autofill function won’t operate if there is any dampness on the buttons or if the pitcher doesn’t make full contact with it when it’s installed.

Leaks from the Back of the Refrigerator

You may be able to repair the leaking Samsung fridge by replacing its damaged parts or sealing up any cracks that have formed. The refrigerator’s main body itself might be harmed, resulting in water leaking constantly from it.

If this is the case, or if you’re not sure whether you’re detecting it correctly, contact Samsung for assistance.

If the drip pan itself is not leaking, there’s a good chance that some other component in the refrigerator, such as the waterline, has sprung a leak. Check all connections and tighten them securely. If any of them are damaged or destroyed, replace them as soon as possible.

The Water Filter Leaks Water

Check to see if the water filter is leaking and causing the refrigerator to flicker by examining whether it is a genuine and correct fit for the unit. Take out the filter and look for an identifying serial number on its neck. The number indicates authenticity.

If the rib and number are visible, inspect the filter for any damage. If you find that it has been damaged, replace it.

Make sure you have the correct filter for your Samsung refrigerator. Check for any damage to the filter housing as well. Additionally, look for any signs of wear on the filter housing.

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Ice Causes Water Leaks

Check to see if the refrigerator is level, with the front portion slightly tilted up to assist proper drainage and for the door to close automatically. If the device isn’t level, water won’t drain properly over time, causing ice to form. When the ice melts, the fridge appears as if it’s leaking.

Icons Flashing After a Power outage or Being Plugged In

The blinks are not an indication of a problem with the fridge; rather, it is part of the normal operation. The refrigerator is in self-diagnostic mode, and the blinking will cease when everything has been verified to be in good working order.

Blinking Ice Off

Make sure the ice bucks are in place and that you inserted them correctly. If the bucket isn’t detected, the ice maker won’t work properly. The blinking will not cease until the ice bucket is set correctly. This solves the issue of blinking.

How to Fix the Samsung Freezer Temperature Blinking?

If the freezer section’s temperature is too high, check to see if it’s set at 0°F (12°C). If it is higher than this or 5°F, the interior temperature is likely to be too high.

To reduce the temperature, increase it to a lower level and leave the freezer for a few hours to cool fully. The blinking temperature display will stop once the temperature drops.

Blinking Samsung Refrigerator After a Power Outage

The codes will go away if you press and hold the Lighting and Power Save buttons for approximately 10 seconds. The error code 1E, SE, or 1E SE with the blinking will stop.

For the codes to vanish, press and hold the freezer and fridge keys simultaneously for about 10 seconds.


When a Samsung refrigerator blinks, it’s simply trying to notify you that something is wrong, particularly when it comes to temperature. However, running diagnostics is critical to ensure that the equipment is in good working order.

Before conducting diagnostics or replacing any damaged component, remember to turn off the refrigerator. This is the first step in preventing accidents.