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How do you fix a Samsung refrigerator error code 5E?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The 5E error code on a Samsung refrigerator indicates a problem with the water filter. This error code can occur for a few reasons, such as a clogged water filter or a water filter that needs to be replaced. Sometimes the 5E error code can also be caused by a problem with the water line that is connected to the refrigerator. If the water line is kinked or damaged, it can cause the water filter to become clogged or cause the refrigerator to not be able to get enough water. If you see the 5E error code on your Samsung refrigerator, you should check the water filter and the water line to see if they are the cause of the problem.

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1. Clean the condenser coils

  1. Check if the condenser coils are dirty. Clean the condenser coils with a brush if necessary.
  2. Reset the refrigerator error code 5e. To reset the refrigerator error code 5e, open the refrigerator and remove the cover of the refrigerator. On the back of the refrigerator, locate the “error” button and push it. Then press the “reset” button. The refrigerator will restart and the error code 5e will be reset.
  3. Check if the compressor is working properly. If the compressor is not working properly, the condenser coils may not be clean. In that case, the condenser coils may need to be replaced.

2. Check the evaporator fan

In order to check the evaporator fan in a Samsung refrigerator, do the following:

  1. Open the refrigerator so you can see the evaporator fan.
  2. If the fan is not turning, check to see if the motor is working. If the motor is not working, replace the fan.
  3. If the fan is turning, but the motor is not working, replace the motor.

3. Check the compressor

  1. Check if the compressor is running If the compressor is not running, it will need to be replaced. To check if the compressor is running, first turn off the power to the refrigerator and then check to see if the compressor turns on when the power is turned back on. If the compressor does not turn on, it will need to be replaced.
  2. Check the compressor’s wiring If the compressor is not running and the wiring is not damaged, the problem may be with the compressor itself. To check the compressor’s wiring, first turn off the power to the refrigerator and then disconnect the compressor’s power cord from the wall outlet. Then, check to see if the wires are connected properly. If they are not connected properly, the compressor will need to be replaced.
  3. Check the compressor’s fan If the compressor is not running and the wires are not connected properly, the fan may be damaged. To check the fan, first turn off the power to the refrigerator and then remove the fan cover. Then, check to see if the fan is working properly. If the fan is not working properly, the fan will need to be replaced.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Check for leaks in the system.
  2. Replace the filter.
  3. Check the thermostat.
  4. Check the defrost timer.
  5. Reset the refrigerator.