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How to Reset Samsung Microwave

Samsung microwaves are usually extremely reliable but can sometimes freeze up, causing a disruption in your normal family cooking routine. If this happens, you can take several easy steps to reset it.

If you want to know how to reset your Samsung Microwave, first, try to reset the control panel. Use a damp cloth to clean the control panel of any dirt or grime and then try using it again. Check to see if the control lock is enabled and if this is the case, disable it.

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Then, unplug the microwave for one minute, and then try to use it again.  

If this does not work, try turning the microwave off and leave it unplugged for 3 to 5 minutes. Now, try using your Samsung Microwave normally again and see if this works.  

At this point, you can go ahead and reset the microwave clock by keying in either AM or PM.

You can also go ahead and make sure that your Samsung Microwave is not in the Demo mode. If it is in this mode, you will be able to utilize all the functions, but the microwave will not heat food at all.

 Go ahead and turn the Demo mode off now. Go to either Options or My Settings and press option 6 in the Menu.

Now, set the option menu to 2 and then this will turn the Demo mode off.

Now, also try to turn off the Kitchen Timer Option in case it is turned on by accident instead of being in a normal cooking cycle.

Also, check the door of the microwave to make sure that it is closing completely.

If the door is not closing fully, the microwave may continue to run but it will not heat food up completely.

Go ahead at this point and use a damp cloth to wipe off both the door and the microwave frame.

If there is any residual dirt or grime that is not cleaned off, it could keep the microwave door from closing properly.

Another possible cause of the need to reset your Samsung Microwave is that there is not sufficient clearance on the left and right sides and on the tip of the microwave and below it for the microwave to be able to vent normally.

Is There a Reset Button on Samsung Microwave?

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Samsung Microwaves do not have a distinct Reset Button.

If you want to know if a Samsung Microwave has a reset button, the answer is that it does not. If you want to reset your Samsung microwave, unplug the microwave for two minutes and then plug it in again and try to use the microwave again.  

How to Factory Reset Samsung Microwave

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Occasionally, it is necessary to do a Factory Reset of your Samsung Microwave. To do this, be sure to carefully follow the following steps.

If you want to know how to Factory Reset your Samsung Microwave, first, go ahead and unplug the microwave’s power cord. Leave the microwave without any electrical input for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

This will fully discharge all stored electricity from it. Now, plug your Samsung Microwave back in and be sure to reset the time.

How to Reset Filter Light on Samsung Microwave

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Whenever the filter light on your Samsung Microwave needs resetting, just follow the steps as outlined below.

If you want to know how to reset the Filter Light on your Samsung Microwave, press and hold 0 for 3 seconds and then the filter light will disappear. Before this, you should clean out the filters on the bottom of the microwave with hot soapy water in the sink.

You should replace the charcoal filter on a Samsung Microwave that is over the range every six to twelve months to make sure that air in the microwave is recirculating normally.

To change the filter, make sure that the microwave is unplugged or that the power is turned off. Open the door and find the vent mounting screws.

Use a Phillips screwdriver and be sure to carefully slide the vent off to the left and then remove it completely by pulling it straight out.

At this point, you will see the charcoal filter that is sitting at an angle. Carefully, lift the old charcoal filter out and remove it from where it has been placed.  

Now, take the new charcoal filter and slide it into place, making sure it is placed at exactly the same angle as the charcoal filter you just replaced.

How to Reset the Clock on Samsung Microwave

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Resetting the clock on your Samsung Microwave can be accomplished by completing the steps as outlined below.

If you want to know how to reset the clock on your Samsung Microwave, find the clock button on the microwave. It can usually be found on the right side of the microwave. Hold the button down for about thirty seconds. Now, you should see the Set Clock Option.

Now, go ahead and set the time by pressing on the appropriate numbers on the microwave keypad. Then, press on the Clock Button again to alternate from AM to PM. Finally, press on the Start Button again to set the time on the Microwave.

How to Reset Light Timer on Samsung Microwave

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Your Samsung Microwave is made so that you can set when the light turna on and off automatically. Once this time is set, the Samsung Microwave light will come on at the same time every day until you reset it again.

If you want to know how to reset the light timer on a Samsung Microwave, first press the light timer button. Then use the number button to set the time for the light to go on. Now, press the Enter/Start Button. Then, use the number button to select either the AM or PM options. Go ahead and press the Enter/Start Button. Now, use the number button to set the Off Time. Then, press the Enter/Start Button.

How to Reset Samsung Microwave Control Panel

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If your microwave is not responding to commands appropriately, or if some of the buttons on the microwave are not working, it could be that there is a problem with your Samsung Microwave’s Control Panel. If this is the case, you can often try to fully clean your microwave or in the alternative, you can attempt to power cycle the microwave to see if this solves the problem.

If you want to know how to reset your Samsung Microwave Control Panel, first, take a slightly wet cloth and wipe off the entire control panel. Now, try to use the microwave normally again. Check to see if the microwave buttons require too much force when you press them.

If you have what is known as a capacitive touch panel, try to push the buttons using only one finger. You can also check to see if the control lock is enabled. If this is the case, all the buttons will not work normally.

You can also try to reset the microwave by unplugging it or powering it off at the circuit breaker. If the control panel is still not working, it may be time to consider consulting a Factory Certified Samsung Microwave Service Technician.   

How to Reset Samsung Microwave SE Error

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When you get a SE Error Code on your Samsung Microwave, it usually indicates that there is an issue with either the microwave’s touchpad or with the control board itself. This problem is often due to a button on the touchpad that is stuck or a ribbon cable that is full of dirt. If the problem is with the control board, then this is a serious issue that will require the control board to be replaced.

If you want to know how to reset your Samsung Microwave SE Error, first unplug the microwave from the power source. Then, if you see the Error Code due to moisture on the electronic components of the microwave, let the microwave dry out.

If this does not solve the problem, wait another several minutes before proceeding on to the next troubleshooting steps. Then turn the microwave back on and try to use it again.

In addition, a major and potentially dangerous problem indicated by the SE Error Code is that the Samsung Microwave can start turning on by itself at random times and without warning. If this is the case, be sure to disconnect the microwave from the electrical power source.

Usually, if you are getting a SE Error Code on your Samsung Microwave, you will also hear a beeping sound which can be alleviated by simply opening and closing the microwave door.

When you are repairing a microwave, it is important to always be aware that microwaves do have a high voltage capacitor within them that can retain a dangerous and potentially deadly level of electricity stored within them even if they have not been connected to an electrical power source for a number of months.    

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