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Samsung Freezer Not Working

Samsung has a notable and reliable reputation for producing top-of-the-line electronics. They are also in the appliance industry, producing appliances that are not only esthetically pleasing but also equipped with smart technology and designed to make your life easier.

If your Samsung freezer is not working, check the temperature setting inside the freezer. Make sure the freezer door has a tight seal when shut. Clean the condenser coil to remove any accumulated dirt and dust. Examine the inside of the freezer for the accumulation of ice buildup.

Three different color of samsung freezer

We often take our appliances for granted, not realizing how crucial they are until they stop working. If your Samsung freezer is not working, this article will help you troubleshoot some possible reasons why. Some of the suggestions can be remedied in-house, others will require a professional.

Samsung Freezer Light Not Working

Samsung freezer in the kitchen

A light in the freezer is a beautiful thing. How else will you sneak that spoonful of chocolate chip mint ice cream in the middle of the night? While that light is crucial to late-night snacking, it is also very helpful in finding food.

If your Samsung freezer light is not working, first check the light bulb. Remove the light bulb to see if the bulb has burned out. Gently shake the bulb and listen for the rattling of loose pins. If you hear rattling, the bulb needs to be replaced.

Sabbath Mode

Samsung appliances come equipped with a Sabbath mode. This mode is Kosher certification approved and allows for the observance of religious practices that require a day of rest.

This mode is essential because it will allow the refrigerator and freezer to continue to cool and freeze but it will not respond to any commands or turn any indicator lights on. It deactivates all outside display indicators, alarms, lights, and fans. Even the ice and cold water systems will be temporarily turned off.

Depending on the Samsung model refrigerator you have, there are three ways to deactivate Sabbath mode.

  • 3 or 4 Door FD Models: Press and hold the Door Alarm and Water/Ice buttons for 5 seconds.
  • 4 Door FD Models: Press and hold the Freezer and Door Alarm buttons for 5 seconds.
  • Top Mount Models: Press and hold the Power Freeze and Power Cool buttons for 5 seconds.

Check Door Light Switch

The door light switch is a valuable communication tool inside the refrigerator. This switch is what signals for voltage to be sent to the light bulb. Without it, we would constantly be searching for food in the dark.

A multimeter tool is needed to test the continuity of the switch. If the switch is not receiving power, the multimeter tool will not respond and the switch will need to be replaced.

It is possible to replace the switch yourself, but it will involve removing the face of the freezer and disconnecting wires. If this is something you are not comfortable with, a Samsung appliance professional can easily replace the switch.

Check the Light Bulb and Socket

It often goes without saying, sometimes the simplest things are often the answer. It is possible your freezer light is not working because the bulb burned out. If you are not sure about the bulb, gently shake the bulb and listen for any rattling sounds. Rattling sounds mean the bulb needs to be replaced.

When replacing the bulb, examine the socket for any signs of damage. Look for any dents or discoloration. Any damage to the socket will affect the connection between the socket and the bulb. You can also use a multimeter tool to see if the socket is receiving power.

Samsung Freezer Making Noise

Man fixing the inside of the fridge

Typically our appliances quietly work away without us even knowing it. If your Samsung freezer is making noise, it could be normal noises that are always there or a sign that something needs our attention.

If your Samsung freezer is making noise, check the water supply line. Make sure the line is connected to the correct inlet valve on the back of the refrigerator. Open the water valve enough to allow for adequate water pressure between the water supply line and the ice maker.

Some noises are easy to distinguish between good and bad but it can be tricky with appliances, especially a refrigerator and freezer. Here are some possible noises you could be hearing and what they mean.

Snap, Crackle, Pop

If you’re not eating Rice Krispies, you might be wondering why you are hearing these noises, especially from your freezer. This sound is normal and nothing to worry about, especially if your appliance is new.

Refrigerators and freezers are made of plastic parts. As the temperature inside the appliance adjusts to the cooling and freezing temperatures, these parts expand and contract, making noise as they adjust in size.

Hissing, Gurgling, Bubbling

Refrigerators require refrigerants to keep everything inside cool. As the refrigerant is converted from a liquid into a gas, you will hear gurgling or bubbling. These sounds are normal and should not be loud enough to interfere with conversations or movie night.


This sound can be quite startling, especially if everything else around you is quiet. Banging sounds are usually the sound of ice falling from the ice maker into the ice bucket.

Another possibility is if there is a buildup of ice on the evaporator fan. You can perform a manual defrost to remove the buildup but a Samsung appliance technician needs to service the freezer to determine why the buildup happened in the first place.

If you want to do a manual defrost, begin by unplugging the refrigerator and removing all perishable food. Place towels underneath the freezer. After 24 hours, plug the refrigerator back in and then wait 2 hours for the temperature to cool enough to be safe for food.

Samsung Freezer Making Noise When Door Is Closed

Man fixing the inside of the fridge

Refrigerators and freezers will start beeping at us if we leave the door open too long. This notification keeps our food safe and our energy bill down. If the doors are closed and you hear other noises coming from the freezer, here are some possible reasons why.

If your Samsung freezer is making noise when the door is closed, check the seal for any dirt, food, or other debris that could interfere with the door sealing shut tightly. If the doors were recently removed or replaced, the wire harness was not correctly reattached and will need to be serviced.

Broken Evaporator Fan

The evaporator fan helps to regulate the temperature inside the refrigerator and freezer. If the fan is broken or unable to rotate, it will create a loud clicking noise. A broken fan will need to be replaced.

Dirty Condenser Coil

The condenser coil is located in the back of the refrigerator and easily gets dirty. Dust and dirt buildup on the coil, preventing warm air from being removed from the refrigerator. You can clean the coil by using the brush attachment of your vacuum and then wiping it with a clean cloth.

Freezer Vent

The freezer vent is located inside the freezer. A buildup of ice or even blocking the vent with frozen food will prevent the proper ventilation of cold air. This will result in the freezer becoming too warm. You may hear noises as the vent tries to pull warm out of the freezer.

Samsung Freezer Door Not Sealing / Not Closing All The Way

man opening the fridge

Over time, freezer door seals will begin to break down. This seal is crucial in keeping cold air inside the freezer. If warm air is allowed in, this will not only cause ice to build up in the freezer but will also create unsafe temperatures for frozen food.

If your Samsung freezer door is not sealing/not closing all the way, check the seal for any dirt, food, or other debris that could interfere with the door having a tight seal. Use a cloth and hot, soapy water to clean the sea. If there are any tears in the seal, it will need to be replaced.

After cleaning or replacing the seal, check the tightness of the seal by closing a piece of paper in the door. If there is resistance when you try to pull the paper out of the door, the seal is good. If there is no resistance, the seal is not tight enough.

Samsung Freezer Blinking / Blinking Temperature

Confused woman looking at the refrigerator

Samsung refrigerators and freezers will blink different colors and codes on the display screen if there is something that needs attention. If there is a beeping sound accompanied by a blinking display, the temperature inside the freezer is too warm.

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It is common for the display to blink after a power outage. Simply adjust the temperature to a lower setting. If the display continues blinking after adjusting the temperature, you can reset the freezer by simultaneously pressing and holding the Power Cool and Power Freeze buttons for 10 seconds.

If your Samsung freezer is blinking/blinking temperature, the temperature inside the freezer is too warm. The blinking display means the freezer has reached 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjust the temperature to a cooler setting and the blinking will stop.

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