Samsung RS22 model side-by-side refrigerator error codes

Samsung RS22 model side-by-side refrigerator error codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with Samsung your RS22 side-by-side refrigerator. For how-to information, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes DIY help for major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your refrigerator.

This type of refrigerator displays an error code on the freezer and refrigerator temperature digital displays when the control detects a component failure. The freezer temperature display shows the number designation of the code and the refrigerator temperature display shows E.

When the control detects a communication error between the control panel and the electronic control board, the freezer temperature display shows Er and the refrigerator display shows Pc.

Refer to the chart below to find the cause of the error code and get troubleshooting advice to clear the code.

The refrigerator may work properly even though the control displays an error code. A power outage can sometimes cause the control to detect a problem and display a code. The control may continue to display the code even if the component failure no longer exists. To reset the display so it shows freezer and refrigerator temperatures, press and hold the Power Freeze and Lighting buttons simultaneously for 8 seconds. The error code will disappear and the display will resume normal operations.

If the code reappears on the display, follow the troubleshooting steps in the chart below to fix the problem being detected and clear the code.

If you cleared an error code from the display and encounter cooling problems in the refrigerator, the component problem that caused the code likely still exists even though you cleared the code. You can redisplay a detected error code by pressing and holding the Power Freeze and Lighting buttons simultaneously for 8 seconds. The display will chime and display the code for 1 minute. The display will then revert back to showing freezer and refrigerator temperatures.

Follow the troubleshooting steps described for the code to fix the component failure and clear the code.

Error CodeConditionDIY Advice
1 EFreezer temperature sensor failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connection on the freezer temperature sensor. Reconnect the wire harness if it’s loose. If the wire harness connection is okay, check sensor resistance using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 5,600 ohms if the sensor temperature is 72 degrees (room temperature), 13,290 ohms at 32 degrees and 29,000 ohms at 0 degrees. Replace the temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 10 percent. If sensor resistance is okay, reinstall the temperature sensor and check the sensor’s wire harness connections to the electronic control board (red wire and gray wire on CN30). Reconnect the wires if loose. If the wire connections are okay, disconnect the sensor wires from the electronic control board and measure resistance through the sensor’s wires. The meter should read the same resistance as for the temperature sensor. If the meter measures correct sensor resistance through the wires, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board because it’s not accurately detecting sensor resistance. Find and repair the sensor wiring failure if the meter measures infinite resistance through the sensor wires.How-to helpHow to replace a refrigerator thermistorPossible partsFreezer temperature sensor, Electronic control board
2 ERefrigerator compartment temperature sensor failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connection on the refrigerator compartment temperature sensor. Reconnect the wire harness if it’s loose. If the wire harness connection is okay, check sensor resistance using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 5,600 ohms if the sensor temperature is 72 degrees (room temperature), 13,290 ohms at 32 degrees and 11,700 ohms at 37 degrees. Replace the temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 10 percent. If sensor resistance is okay, reinstall the temperature sensor and check the sensor’s wire harness connections to the electronic control board (black wire and gray wire on CN30). Reconnect the wires if loose. If the wire connections are okay, disconnect the sensor wires from the electronic control board and measure resistance through the sensor’s wires. The meter should read the same resistance as for the temperature sensor. If the meter measures correct sensor resistance through the wires, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board because it’s not accurately detecting sensor resistance. Find and repair the sensor wiring failure if the meter measures infinite resistance through the sensor wires.How-to helpHow to replace a refrigerator thermistorPossible partsRefrigerator compartment temperature sensor, Electronic control board
4 EFreezer evaporator defrost temperature sensor failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connection on the freezer evaporator defrost temperature sensor. Reconnect the freezer evaporator defrost temperature sensor wire harness if it’s loose. If the wire harness connection is okay, check sensor resistance using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 5,600 ohms if the sensor temperature is 72 degrees (room temperature), 13,290 ohms at 32 degrees and 29,000 ohms at 0 degrees. Replace the temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 10 percent. If sensor resistance is okay, reinstall the temperature sensor and check the sensor’s wire harness connections to the electronic control board (blue wire and white/gray wire on CN30). Reconnect the wires if loose. If the wire connections are okay, disconnect the sensor wires from the electronic control board and measure resistance through the sensor’s wires. The meter should read the same resistance as for the temperature sensor. If the meter measures correct sensor resistance through the wires, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board because it’s not accurately detecting sensor resistance. Find and repair the sensor wiring failure if the meter measures infinite resistance through the sensor wires.Possible partsFreezer evaporator defrost temperature sensor, Electronic control board
5 ERefrigerator evaporator defrost temperature sensor failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connection on the refrigerator evaporator defrost temperature sensor. Reconnect the wire harness if it’s loose. If the wire harness connection is okay, check sensor resistance using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 5,600 ohms if the sensor temperature is 72 degrees (room temperature) and 13,290 ohms at 32 degrees. Replace the temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 10 percent. If sensor resistance is okay, reinstall the temperature sensor and check the sensor’s wire harness connections to the electronic control board (purple wire and white/gray wire on CN30). Reconnect the wires if loose. If the wire connections are okay, disconnect the sensor wires from the electronic control board and measure resistance through the sensor’s wires. The meter should read the same resistance as for the temperature sensor. If the meter measures correct sensor resistance through the wires, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board because it’s not accurately detecting sensor resistance. Find and repair the sensor wiring failure if the meter measures infinite resistance through the sensor wires.Possible partsRefrigerator evaporator defrost temperature sensor, Electronic control board
6 EAmbient temperature sensor failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connection on the ambient temperature sensor. Reconnect the wire harness if it’s loose. If the wire harness connection is okay, check sensor resistance using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 5,600 ohms if the sensor temperature is 72 degrees (room temperature). Replace the temperature sensor if resistance is off by more than 10 percent. If sensor resistance is okay, reinstall the temperature sensor and check the sensor’s wire harness connections to the electronic control board (yellow wires on CN30). Reconnect the wires if loose. If the wire connections are okay, disconnect the sensor wires from the electronic control board and measure resistance through the sensor’s wires. The meter should read the same resistance as for the temperature sensor. If the meter measures correct sensor resistance through the wires, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board because it’s not accurately detecting sensor resistance. Find and repair the sensor wiring failure if the meter measures infinite resistance through the sensor wires.Possible partsAmbient temperature sensor, Electronic control board
13 EHumidity sensor failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the humidity sensor wire harness connection. Reconnect the wire harness if it’s loose. If the humidity sensor wire harness connection is okay, unplug the humidity sensor and check resistance through the white and gray humidity sensor wires using a multimeter. The meter should measure around 50 ohms of resistance. If the meter measures infinite resistance or near 0 resistance, replace the humidity sensor. If humidity sensor resistance is around 50 ohms, plug the humidity sensor back into the wire harness and check resistance through the brown wire on CN30 and gray wire on CN40 of the electronic control board. If the meter measures around 50 ohms through the brown and gray wires that connect the humidity sensor to the control board, then you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board because it isn’t accurately detecting humidity sensor resistance. Find and repair the humidity sensor wiring failure if the meter measures incorrect resistance through the brown and gray humidity sensor wires that connect to the control board.Possible partsHumidity sensor, Electronic control board
21 EFreezer evaporator fan failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections on the freezer evaporator fan. Reconnect any loose wires. Check for evaporator frost and ice buildup that can block fan blade rotation. Defrost any ice buildup from the evaporator. Check the freezer evaporator fan wiring connections (yellow, gray and black wires) on the CN74 electronic control board connector. Reconnect any loose wires. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the freezer evaporator fan.How-to helpHow to replace an evaporator fan motor in a side-by-side refrigeratorPossible partsFreezer evaporator fan
22 ERefrigerator evaporator fan failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections on the refrigerator evaporator fan. Reconnect any loose wires. Check for evaporator frost and ice buildup that can block fan blade rotation. Defrost any ice buildup from the evaporator. Check the refrigerator evaporator fan wiring connections (orange, gray and brown wires) on the CN74 electronic control board connector. Reconnect any loose wires. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the refrigerator evaporator fan.Possible partsRefrigerator evaporator fan
23 ECondenser fan failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections on the condenser fan. Reconnect any loose wires. Check for and remove any obstruction that could block the condenser fan blade from spinning. Check the condenser fan wiring connections (sky blue, gray and red wires) on the CN74 electronic control board connector. Reconnect any loose wires. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the refrigerator evaporator fan.Possible partsCondenser fan
24 EFreezer evaporator defrost system failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wiring connection of the freezer defrost heater assembly to the electronic control board (yellow wire on CN70). Reconnect the wire if it’s loose. If that wiring connection is okay, check the freezer evaporator defrost temperature sensor as described in troubleshooting for the 4 E error code. Replace the sensor if its resistance is off by more than 10 percent because a faulty defrost temperature sensor can prevent the defrost system from working. If the defrost temperature sensor is good, check resistance through the defrost heater using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 66 ohms of resistance through the defrost heater. Replace the defrost heater if the meter measures infinite resistance. If the defrost heater is good, measure resistance through the defrost bi-metal thermostat. The meter should measure near 0 ohms of resistance through the defrost bi-metal thermostat. Replace the defrost bi-metal thermostat if the meter measures infinite resistance. If the defrost bi-metal thermostat is good, measure the resistance through the defrost thermal fuse. The meter should measure near 0 ohms of resistance through the thermal fuse. Replace the thermal fuse if the meter measures infinite resistance. If the defrost thermal fuse is good, check for wiring damage and repair any damaged wire. If the wiring is good, then you may need to replace the electronic control board if it isn’t turning on the defrost heater during the automatic defrost cycle.Possible partsFreezer defrost heater, Freezer evaporator defrost temperature sensor, Freezer defrost bi-metal thermostat, Freezer defrost thermal fuse, Electronic control board
25 ERefrigerator evaporator defrost system failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wiring connection of the refrigerator defrost heater assembly to the electronic control board (orange wire on CN70). Reconnect the wire if it’s loose. If that wiring connection is okay, check the refrigerator evaporator defrost temperature sensor as described in troubleshooting for the 5 E error code. Replace the defrost temperature sensor if its resistance is off by more than 10 percent because a faulty defrost temperature sensor can prevent the defrost system from working. If the defrost temperature sensor is good, check resistance through the defrost heater using a multimeter. The meter should measure about 200 ohms of resistance through the defrost heater. Replace the defrost heater if the meter measures infinite resistance. If the defrost heater is good, measure resistance through the defrost bi-metal thermostat. The meter should measure near 0 ohms of resistance through the defrost bi-metal thermostat. Replace the defrost bi-metal thermostat if the meter measures infinite resistance. If the defrost bi-metal thermostat is good, measure the resistance through the defrost thermal fuse. The meter should measure near 0 ohms of resistance through the thermal fuse. Replace the thermal fuse if the meter measures infinite resistance. If the defrost thermal fuse is good, check for wiring damage and repair any damaged wire. If the wiring is good, then you may need to replace the electronic control board if it isn’t turning on the defrost heater during the automatic defrost cycle.Possible partsRefrigerator defrost heater, Refrigerator defrost bi-metal thermostat, Refrigerator defrost thermal fuse, Refrigerator evaporator defrost temperature sensor, Electronic control board
26 EIce maker failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the ice maker wire harness connection. Reconnect the wire harness plug if it’s loose. If the wire harness connection is okay, check the ice maker wire harness connections on the electronic control board (all wires on the CN90 connector). Reconnect any loose wires. If the ice maker wiring connections to the electronic control board are okay, replace the ice maker.Possible partsIce maker
41 E or Pc ErCommunication error between the control panel and electronic control boardCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections between the control panel and the electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires. If wiring connections are sound, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board. If the problem continues, replace the control panel.Possible partsElectronic control board, Control panel
44 ECommunication error between the electronic control board and inverter boardCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections between the inverter board and the electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires and repair any broken wires. If the wiring connections are okay, call a service technician to diagnose and repair the failure. The technician will need to conduct live voltage checks to determine the cause of the problem.
71 EFreezer compartment temperature too highCheck/RepairIf the freezer door was left open, close the door and allow the freezer compartment to cool down. The code disappears once freezer compartment cools to normal temperature. If the code appears when the freezer temperature is normal (around 0 degrees), follow the steps in the 1 E error code troubleshooting to check the freezer temperature sensor. Replace that sensor if its resistance is off by more than 10 percent because a faulty temperature sensor could cause the 71 E error code.Possible partsFreezer temperature sensor
72 ERefrigerator compartment temperature too highCheck/RepairIf the refrigerator door was left open, close the door and allow the refrigerator compartment to cool down. The code disappears once refrigerator compartment cools to normal temperature. If the code appears when refrigerator compartment temperature is normal (around 37 degrees), follow the steps in the 2 E error code troubleshooting to check the refrigerator compartment temperature sensor. Replace that sensor if its resistance is off by more than 10 percent because a faulty temperature sensor could cause the 72 E error code.Possible partsRefrigerator compartment temperature sensor
81 ECompressor failed to startCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections between the inverter board and compressor. Reconnect any loose wires and repair any damaged wires. If wiring connections are okay, call a service technician to diagnose and repair the compressor failure. The technician will need to conduct live voltage checks to determine the cause of the problem
82 EInverter board failureCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check wire harness connections between the electronic control board and inverter control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Check wiring connections between the inverter board and compressor. Reconnect any loose wires and repair any damaged wires. If all wiring connections are okay, call a service technician to diagnose and repair the failure. The technician will need to conduct live voltage checks to determine the cause of the problem.
83 ECompressor is drawing abnormal currentCheck/RepairUnplug the refrigerator and check the wire harness connections between the refrigerator inverter board and compressor. Reconnect any loose wires and repair any damaged wires. If wiring connections are okay, call a service technician to diagnose and attempt to repair the failure. The technician will need to conduct live voltage and current checks to determine the cause of the problem.
84 ECompressor lockedCheck/RepairCall a service technician to diagnose and repair this failure. The technician will likely need to replace the compressor. That repair requires the recovery and recharge of refrigerant.
85 EVoltage supply to the compressor is too lowCheck/RepairCall a service technician to diagnose and repair the failure. The technician will need to conduct live voltage checks to determine the cause of the problem.
86 EVoltage supply to the compressor is too highCheck/RepairCall a service technician to diagnose and repair the failure. The technician will need to conduct live voltage checks to determine the cause of the problem

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