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How do you fix a Samsung refrigerator error code 21 E?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The 21E error code on a Samsung refrigerator indicates that the unit has detected a problem with the fan motor. This code is usually caused by a failure of the fan motor itself, a blockage in the ventilation ducts, or a problem with the control board. To fix this error code, you will need to replace the fan motor, clear the ventilation ducts, or replace the control board.

1. Check the refrigerator's power supply and ensure it is plugged into a working outlet

  1. Check the power supply by plugging in an appliance that uses a power cord and checking to see if the power is on. If the power is on, the power supply is probably working.
  2. If the power supply is not working, unplug the refrigerator and check to see if the power cord is plugged into a working outlet. If the power cord is not plugged into a working outlet, the power supply may be bad and needs to be replaced.

2. Check the refrigerator's circuit breaker and reset it if necessary

  1. Check the refrigerator's circuit breaker and reset it if necessary in order to fix how to fix samsung refrigerator error code 21 e.
  2. If the refrigerator's circuit breaker is not tripped, open the refrigerator's door and remove the refrigerator's ice maker.
  3. Check the refrigerator's wiring and connections for any damaged or loose wires.
  4. Reconnect the refrigerator's wiring and connections, replacing any damaged or loose wires.
  5. Reset the refrigerator's circuit breaker.

3. Inspect the refrigerator's door seal and ensure it is intact and not damaged

If you notice that the refrigerator door seal is damaged or not intact, you will need to replace the seal. To inspect the seal, you will need to remove the door panel. To do this, remove the screws that hold the panel in place, and then pop it off. Once the panel is off, you can see the seal at the bottom of the door. If the seal is damaged, you will need to replace it.

4. Clean the refrigerator's condenser coils

  1. Turn off the refrigerator and unplug the power cord.
  2. Remove the front panel of the refrigerator.
  3. Remove the coils from the condenser.
  4. Clean the coils with a clean cloth.
  5. Reinstall the coils and front panel.
  6. Plug in the power cord and turn on the refrigerator.

5. Adjust the refrigerator's thermostat settings

A. Open the refrigerator door. B. Look for a temperature dial on the front panel of the refrigerator. C. Rotate the temperature dial to the desired setting. D. Close the refrigerator door. E. Verify the setting by looking at the temperature gauge on the front panel of the refrigerator.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Call a qualified refrigerator technician for assistance.