Dec 282013

Have a Samsung refrigerator error code? Then this article is for you. Below is how to fix the dreaded refrigerator error code.

This is a fairly new error code on Samsung refrigerators. I have only seen a few of these refrigerators display this error code. The schematic and tech sheet actually do not list this error code.

I have only seen this error on french door double freezer drawer Samsung refrigerators.

The 84 E stands for a locked rotor. There is a small control board on the back of the refrigerator it’s called an inverter control board. Since Samsung uses a DC three speed compressor they use an inverter board to change the voltage to the compressor. When the rotor locks up the amp draw goes way up and the inverter control board senses this and will throw the error code 84 E on the front of the digital display.

This is actually a very bad error code on these refrigerators. It means the rotor is locked up inside the compressor and the only way to solve this issue is to actually replace the compressor. Unfortunately this means a basic rebuild of the sealed system of the refrigerator. It’s a pretty big job to do this. You not only need special tools you also need a special license to recover the freon from the refrigerators sealed system.

I have however been able to solve this problem twice out of the 7 or 8 times I’ve seen this error by simply replacing the inverter control board on the back of the unit by the compressor.  The inverter board on the back is usually flashing four times which means again locked rotor.

Fortunately for every one of these that I’ve seen they have been covered under first year warranty. Now I know that doesn’t say a lot for Samsung but remember no matter which brand appliance you buy it will have issues eventually. Things just aren’t made like they used to be. I hear it everyday my old refrigerator lasted 2o years.. You’ll never buy another one that last that long..

If you need more help diagnosing your Samsung appliance please feel free to register in our free appliance repair forum and one of us will help walk you through a few more steps to figure out what exactly is wrong with the refrigerator.

Samsung Refrigerator Troubleshooting

  2 Responses to “Samsung Refrigerator Troubleshooting Error Code 84 E”

  1. Mathew, Thanks for the heads up. I am having the same problem on my refridgerator. i keep getting the 84E error message and the 82 E error messages anytime i try to turn on my refrigerator. What should i do. Thanks..

  2. I have the 84 E error code now, so how do you know if it is the compressor or the control board?

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