Samsung Oven Error Codes: What Do They Mean?


If you own a Samsung oven and an error code is showing on the display screen, this guide will tell you what the code means and give you advice on how to remove it. A lot of the time error codes can be removed by simply resetting the oven, but sometimes you will need to fix the underlying cause of the error code.

Samsung oven error codes: -dE- and -dC-

These error codes mean the partition is not properly installed in your oven. To remove the codes, you will need to check the partition and if necessary, move it. 

This is what you need to do:

  • Check if the partition is in the oven. If so, remove it and then put it back into the oven in the correct position. Usually, the partition should slide into the third rack space from the top of the oven for electric ovens, and the fourth spot from the top for gas ovens. If you’re unsure where it should go, check your user manual.
  • If the partition is not in the oven. Locate the partition switch at the back of the oven to make sure nothing is obstructing it. If the switch is obstructed, it will need to be repaired to get the error codes to stop showing.

Samsung oven error codes: tESt or tE5t

This error code means your Samsung oven is in demo mode. When this code is showing your oven will not be able to operate correctly. Since every Samsung oven is different you will need to check your user manual to find the instructions to remove the demo error code for your exact model.

Samsung oven error code: Door

This error code (unsurprisingly) means something is wrong with your oven door. Specifically, that your oven door is unable to close properly.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Locate the door plunger switch (when you open the oven door you should be able to see a small black switch with a pin sticking out of it)
  • Once located, press the switch to make sure the pin can freely move in and out. If the pin is stuck, give it a clean or remove whatever is stopping it from being able to move.
  • If the switch is stuck and cannot be released, or the pin doesn’t come out when the door is open this means the switch is defective and will need to be replaced
  • If the switch is fine, make sure the door can open and close fully. If not, the door will need to be repaired.

Samsung oven error codes: bAd LinE

These error codes indicate the oven is not plugged into the power correctly, or the power cord for your oven is faulty. To fix this problem, check that the power connection is plugged in correctly and turned on. If that doesn’t solve the problem, check that the circuit breaker is turned on. If those actions don’t get your oven working again, you will need to call an electrician to come and inspect your power supply.

Samsung oven error code: C-10

The C-10 error code shows on your display screen when the oven is carrying out a self-diagnosis. It should only show when the oven is not being used. If the error code is showing when the oven is not being used you don’t need to do anything as it should go away once the diagnosis test has finished. 

However, if the error code is showing when you’re using your oven you will need to turn your oven off to reset it. This can be done by pressing the power button down until your oven turns off, and then after turning it back on after 20 seconds.

Samsung oven error code: C-24

This error code indicates the temperature sensor in your oven is recording that the oven temperature is rising faster than it should be. This problem is likely the result of the oven vent being blocked up.

Here’s what to do:

  • Locate the oven vent
  • Check nothing is covering it (like a pan) and if so, remove the object blocking the vent
  • If nothing is blocking the vent, open the oven door and let some hot air out. This will remove the error code and allow you to finish cooking your food. Once your food is removed from the oven, turn your oven off and let it cool down. Once cool, check the vent for any blockages. If you find any, remove them.
  • Next time you use your oven, check to see if the error code shows again. If it does you will need to call a technician to come and inspect your oven to find the underlying cause of the error code.

How to remove other Samsung oven error codes

For all other error codes, the best thing to do is reset your oven. This will usually remove the error code and allow you to start using your Samsung oven again.

Here’s how to reset your oven:

  • Press the power button down until your oven turns off
  • After a few seconds, press the power button down again to turn the oven back on
  • Check if the error code has gone and if so, you can start using your oven again.
  • If the error code is still being displayed, turn the oven off at the circuit breaker.
  • After a couple of minutes, turn the circuit breaker back on and check if the error code has gone. If the error code is still being displayed, you will need to get a technician to come and inspect your oven.

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