power went off, now can't get the display panel working again, fridge is cooling, but cant get the water or ice dispenser to work

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9 Hold down "Energy Saving" and "Lighting" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds (or top left & right buttons). Display panel returns immediately
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9 after brief power outage we were about to call service engineer when we looked at these comments. Pressing "power freeze" & "power cool" together until the display came back on solved the problem. Many thanks
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9 I pressed the power freeze and vacation buttons for about 3 secs and it worked great. Thanks everyone!
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6 Idk if this worked but this is what I was doing( and hoping) when it cam back on. On model # rs2530bbp I held the ice type & filter reset button for about 10 secs and it came on. Whew I glad that came back on I was kinda starting to panic after trying all the other things.
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6 Pressed the top two buttons n it worked! Thank you for your advice.
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6 My Ref was blinking 1 blue letter after a pwr outage. I found this site and pressed the Freezer and Ref buttons at the same time for 8 secs and Bam!!!! Bac 2 normal! Jus saved cash and hassle for a service call to press 2 buttons….I love the internet! Thanks!
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5 Have the RS277 model and pressing the "power freeze" & "power cool" for 8 seconds worked. Actually only took me 6 seconds but thank you to all.
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5 I held the top left and top right soft touch buttons on the screen itself (which I think is the power save and the lighting buttons) and held for about 8 - 10 secs and it reset...mine was flashing E and 5 after every power outage
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5 You all are awesome. This just saved me a service call too! Thanks for the assist since this step is no where to be found on Samsung website or in manual.
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4 we did the energy save and lighting buttons for 8 sec and it worked NOW we have to cancel a spendy service call. thank everyone so much!
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4 I too has the same problem after the power went out. Held down thw two,top buttons together until it reset itself. Didnt count but around 8 to 10 secs.
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4 thank you guys. I had this problem for a long time but after reading some advice, I pressed the "Power Freeze" and "Vacation" buttons and the panel reset after 3 seconds. Internet is powerful.
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4 I held down fridge and freezer button at same time for about 8 seconds
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4 Just had a power outage that messed everything up on our Samsung. Followed the posts here on this site and everything is now working correctly. I pushed and held the Energy Saver button and the Lighting button for 8 to 10 seconds and the display panel corrected its self and returned to normal operations.
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3 I had the same problem after an outage and the call center did not help at all. I googled the problem and found the solution "press and hold the power cool and power freeze for about 8 seconds" not 3 seconds like it says in the manual and it worked!
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3 Hi all just to tell you we called Samsung over the problems we were having with our fridge freezer and were amazed to find out that they would send out a engineer to Fix it free of charge even after the warrantee had run out.it has to be the first time you've called them out - they changed the sensor and checked it over give then a call you might be glad you did
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3 hi all, after a power cut, the panel is working fine but the fridge is now at 17 degrees an the freezer is at 25!! any advice would be great help..
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3 Did you ever figure this problem out? Our just did the same thing.
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3 I pressed the power freeze and vacation buttons and all is fine. trythe top two corner buttons first
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3 Samsung fridge freezer SR-S20. SR-S22 hold down quick freeze and vacation .
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3 Power went out for only seconds but display locked up and only 88 88 is displayed. Could not get any thing to work but fridge still was cooling. Next morning everything was OK again. I will try the "Power cool" and "power freeze" fo 8 seconds next time.
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2 Anybody wondering what happens when your not home after a power interruption, perhaps at work or on vacation, Well this happened to me three times now. Everyhting thawed in the freezer and all food spoiled in the fridge. The power was off for 6 hours, 20 mins. When it came back on the fridge would not run. The display goes blank and so does your fridge until someone, at some point resets it by holding down the buttons. I would never buy a digital display fridge again for this reason. It does not resume to work until it is prompted by the activation of resetting the display!!
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2 power cool and freeze buttons pressed until display came back, thanks guys
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2 I have a French door Samsung refrigerator. The temperature lights went out after a power failure. I read the comments listed on this site, and was able to reset the lights. I HELD THE POWER COOL AND THE POWER SAVE BUTTONS FOR ABOUT 10-15 seconds EACH! WELLA!!! It worked!! Thank you!!!
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1 Can I just say Thank You all for your postings. i had a power outage and Samsung told me I needed to have a technician come and gave me a number to call. Called them and they had no idea what to do and wanted to send someone with no idea of cost at all. Frustrated I hung up and decided to search the web. your rock and saved me probable $100 plus. Samsung is out of touch! I have the french door fridge and pushed the lighting and power freeze and it reset within 10 seconds. Now why wouldn't power outage info be in Samsung's user guide?
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1 power outage - just cause the same problem. Any ideas how I can reset the Refrigerator?
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0 Did you ever figure this problem out? Our just did the same thing.
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0 this worked perfect, the service people wanted 388.00 to fix it.
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0 I held pwr light and pwr freeze and eventually it reset......I was persistent .......Thanks.
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0 Was getting ice from my American fridge freezer and lights went of on fridge and freezer
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0 Va va vooomm..all fixed now...Thanx for the advice guyz..Much appreciated
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0 My Samsung 3 door French door frig temp led is blinking after a turned off to defrost yesterday, i just noticed this morning when i got up for work. Does anyone has this problem before and know how to fix it without calling the Samsung tech, please help. Thank you very much .
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0 Just had a power surge and these comments have proved invaluable......thankyou muchly
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0

        Called Samsung and no help  My warranty just expired 2 weeks ago.

..Held the buttons down  also back unplugged and plugged

temperature light was blinking meaning it was getting warm.  When I googled it it said to hold 2 buttons for 8-10 seconds.  not sure if the unplugging also helped

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0 OMG you guys are AWESOME!!!
Pressed the 2 top buttons for 3 seconds and hey presto!!!
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0 We had a momentary power outage at the house that knocked the display for a loop.  So, I followed the above advice, Hold down "Energy Saving" and "Lighting" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds, and BANG, it worked!!  We have ice again :)

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0 Thank you all Guys. The display of my Samsung Side By Side refrigerator (591 l ) was blinking. I searched the web and came to this page. As advised , I pressed vacation and Power freeze buttons simultaneously. Now everything is normal.
Internet is powerful ! It not only saved money but also a lot of hassles.
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0 Thank you! I held down the power freeze & power cool buttons and viola! Took care of the problem!
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0 Thank YOU!!! I DID THIS AND IT WORKED! MY BLUE LIGHT WAS BLINKING AND I PRESSES NOTH THE POWER FREEZER AND POWER FRIDGE BUTTONS FOR 8 SECS! IT WORKED!!
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0 I had a outage and my fridge is now blinking and dinging....saying 88 88
I have tried holding the buttons down and it isnt working. Btw where is the" lighting" button located? 
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0 I had power cut and display showed 88 88 I held top 2 buttons  (energy saver & lighting) for ten seconds now all fine
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0 i hv this model rt62wamt samsung fridge.. power failure.. when i on my fridge its trip my whole house.. help
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0 blinking blue light after power outage on freezer side.  press and hold the words "lighting" and "energy saver" for 10 seconds, panel comes back on.  don't call the serviceman, you can do it!
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0 I usually plug out my fridge occasionally if Im out for extended period of time, and when I get back just simply plug it back in, works perfectly for four years like than. However this time it refused to switch back on, a light flashes on the display, the water dispenser works and the lights work but nothing else. Finally did what everyone here did and it worked. Now I need to understand why this is suddenly happening.
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0 Help.  I had to defrost due to issues we all know about.  Model #RF217ACPN.   Now I can't get it off the off mode even if I press power freeze and power cool for 8 secs.  Any thoughts?  Thank you in advance.
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0 The display was showing 88 88, dulled out. I pressed and held the top two buttons until the display came back. Thank you.
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0 HELP
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0 I HAD TO MOVE FRIG OUT AND NOW ITS NOT WORKING AT ALL, PANEL IS BLACK TOO. IT'S PLUGGED IN AND I'VE CHECKED BREAKER.
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0 RF 217 in storage for 3 yrs now the control panel won't work. Any ideas?
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0 My issue was the fact that SOMEONE had pressed the "child lock" button for three seconds and locked me out. After reading the comments on here, I figured out how to unlock the panel so we could resume using the water and ice features!
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0 After I press and held pwer freeze and power cool for one minute, there is still no response on the panel.  Panel is still blank this is after a power outtage while I was on vacation.  My samsung fridge is RS267LASH does anyone have any recommendation?  Where is the motherboard that I can access to reset it?
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-1 Update.  When I hold power freeze and power cool longer the display goes blank and there is a dash in one of the displays and a beep goes on for like 10 beeps, then nothing.
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