Samsung Refrigerator 22E Error Code
What is the Samsung Refrigerator 22E Error Code?
The Samsung refrigerator 22E error code indicates a problem with the fan motor operation or air flow in the refrigerator section. More specifically, this fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the refrigerator, and when it fails, or when it can’t circulate air properly due to ice build up it can lead to uneven cooling or a rise in temperature. These refrigerator have two evaporators and two evaporator fan motors one in the freezer and one in the refrigerator section. The fan for this error is the fan in the refrigerator compartment.
Causes of the Samsung Refrigerator 22E Error Code
The 22E error code can be triggered by several issues:
- Faulty Fan Motor: The most common cause is a faulty fan motor. Over time, the motor can wear out or burn out, leading to the fan not working properly.
- Ice Build-up: Sometimes, excessive ice build-up can obstruct the fan, preventing it from spinning freely.
- Defective Sensor: A defective or damaged sensor can send incorrect signals to the control board, causing the 22E error code .
- Wiring Issues: Loose or damaged wiring can disrupt the power supply to the fan motor, causing it to malfunction.
How to Repair the 22E Error Code
Before you start, ensure you have unplugged your refrigerator to avoid any electrical accidents. Here are the steps to repair the 22E error code:
Step 1: Check for Ice Build-up
First, check if there is any ice build-up that might be obstructing the fan. If there is, defrost your refrigerator by turning it off and leaving the doors open for a few hours. Once the ice has melted, turn the refrigerator back on and check if the error code has cleared. If there was ice build up, the refrigerator has a defrost isssue that will need to be fixed otherwise it’s just going to freeze up again. The most common cause for the defrost problem is a failed sensor.
A common sensor for the Samsung refrigerator is linked below. Make sure you verify your model number before ordering to make sure it’s the correct sensor for your model Samsung refrigerator. Keep in mind the defrost issue could also be caused by other things such as the control board, wiring or defrost heater. This is just the most common failure.
Step 2: Inspect the Fan Motor
If the error persists, you’ll need to inspect the fan motor. The fan motor is located at the back of the refrigerator, behind the back panel. Remove the screws holding the back panel in place and carefully take it off to access the fan motor. If you have any questions about accesing the fan you can post a question in our Samsung Refrigerator Repair Question Forum.
Check if the fan blades are spinning freely. If they are stiff or not moving at all, you may need to replace the fan motor. A common evaporator fan motor for a Samsung Refrigerator is linked below but be sure it’s the correct fan for your model before ordering.
The Samsung Refrigerator 22E error code is a common issue that can often be resolved with a bit of troubleshooting. Whether it’s a simple defrost or a fan motor replacement, understanding the cause of this error code can save you time and money on unnecessary repairs. Always remember to disconnect your appliance from the power source before attempting any repairs, and consult with a professional if you’re unsure about any steps.
If you have any question about making this repair or need more detailed troubleshooting advice visit our Samsung Refrigerator Repair Questions Forum.