Can’t find the reset button on your Samsung microwave?
Well, that’s because it doesn’t have one. Not to worry, there are other ways to reset your microwave and stop operations.
In our guide, we’ll show you how to reset your Samsung microwave and when it’s necessary to reset it.
How to Reset Your Samsung Microwave
There are two ways to reset your Samsung microwave: a hard reset and a soft reset.
You can soft reset your Samsung microwave by pressing the STOP/OFF button. You can do a hard reset by plugging your microwave and plugging it back in after three minutes.
|Soft Reset||Hold the STOP/OFF button for at least three seconds.|
|Hard Reset||Unplug your microwave or turn off your power from the circuit breaker.|
Leave your microwave unplugged for at least three minutes.
Plug your microwave back in and turn it on. Then, set the time on your microwave and press Start to confirm the settings.
Aside from unplugging your microwave’s electrical cord, you can do a hard reset by turning off the power at the circuit breaker. Although it varies per household, the circuit breaker is usually located in an area with low traffic.
Your circuit breaker could be in your basement, garage, or storage room. However, if you live in an apartment building, it could be in the laundry room or hallway.
After plugging your microwave back in from a hard reset, you need to turn the appliance back on and set the time of day.
When to Soft Reset Your Samsung Microwave
A soft reset can be performed when you enter the wrong cooking time or mode on your Samsung microwave, and you wish to change it. You can also do a soft reset to clear software glitches and resolve an unresponsive control panel.
Just press the STOP/CLEAR button to soft reset your microwave.
Clear Microwave Settings
As mentioned, a soft reset is typically performed when you’ve entered the incorrect microwave settings and you want to cancel it.
Instead of performing a hard reset, which clears other user data like time, you can do a soft reset to fix the unintended microwave settings.
Clear Software Glitches
A hard reset isn’t always necessary, especially when it comes to software glitches.
If you experience any software glitches like error codes on your Samsung microwave(samsung microwave error codes), you can try a soft reset before doing a hard reset.
Unresponsive Control Panel
Your Samsung microwave’s control panel may become unresponsive to your touch from time to time. It could be caused by a variety of reasons, such as dirt build-up, incorrect settings, software glitches, and the Control Lock.
Sometimes, you don’t really need to troubleshoot your microwave. Just soft reset your unit and it should resolve the issue.
When to Hard Reset Your Samsung Microwave
A hard reset can be performed to clear error codes caused by software glitches on a Samsung microwave. You also have to hard reset your microwave when you’re doing maintenance or repairs.
Just unplug your microwave and plug it back in after a few minutes to do a hard reset.
Clear Software Glitches
If a soft reset can’t clear a software glitch, you can do a hard reset after. No matter what code appears on your display, you can hard reset your microwave to try and clear the error.
A hard reset is necessary when you’re performing maintenance or repairs on a Samsung microwave. You should never touch your microwave’s internal components without unplugging your microwave, or turning it off at the circuit breaker.
If an error is caused by a malfunctioning component, you’ll have to perform additional steps after resetting your microwave.
For instance, if a sensor error (SE) code (samsung microwave se code) isn’t resolved after a hard reset, you might have to clean the control panel or the internal components to solve the issue.
Here are other issues that may require a hard reset.
- Your microwave isn’t heating properly(samsung microwave not heating).
- Your microwave turns on by itself(samsung microwave turns on by itself).
- Your microwave is making unusual noises.
- Your microwave clock or timer is malfunctioning.
How to Reset Samsung Microwave Clock
The clock on your Samsung microwave resets after a hard reset. On most models, you can set the time of day by pressing the Clock button.
However, not all Samsung microwaves have this feature. Depending on your model, you can set the time by pressing the OK or options button.
Look for your Samsung microwave model below and we’ll show you how to reset the clock.
Samsung Microwave ME16H702SES, ME18H704SFS, and ME20H705MSS
Several Samsung microwave models, such as ME16H702SES, ME18H704SFS, and ME20H705MSS, have a Clock button. You just have to press it to access the function and set the time.
To reset the clock on a Samsung microwave using the Clock function, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Press the Clock button.
- Step 2: Enter the time of day using the numeric keypad on the control panel.
- Step 3: Click on the Clock button to choose between AM and PM. If you have a ME16H702SES model, you can skip this step.
- Step 4: Select the Enter/Start button to confirm.
Samsung Microwave (ME21M706BA)
If your microwave doesn’t have the Clock button like the ME21M706BA, you can set the time using the Options buttons.
To reset the clock on a Samsung microwave ME21M706BA, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Press the Options button.
- Step 2: Click the number 9 button.
- Step 3: Select the OK button and enter the time of day using the number pad.
- Step 4: Press the OK button to confirm the change.
Samsung Microwave MG11T5018CC
On certain Samsung microwave models like the MG11T5018CC, you have to reset the clock by pressing the OK button.
To reset the clock on a Samsung microwave MG11T5018CC, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Press the OK button.
- Step 2: Tap on the left and right arrow buttons to set the hour.
- Step 3: Select the OK button to confirm the change.
- Step 4: Tap on the left and right arrow buttons again to set the minute.
- Step 5: Press OK to confirm.
Samsung Microwave (ME19R7041F)
Like the Samsung microwave ME19R7041F, some models don’t have a Clock button but have a dual-purpose Power Level button. You can use the Power Level button to reset the clock.
To reset the time on a Samsung microwave ME19R7041F, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Press and hold the Power Level button for three seconds.
- Step 2: Use the number pad to enter the time of day.
- Step 3: Click on the Power Level once to select AM and twice for PM.
- Step 4: Tap on the OK/Start button to confirm the time.
Samsung Microwave (MC17J8000CS)
In some Samsung microwaves like the MC17J8000CS, you can access the Clock function and set the time through the My Settings button.
To reset the clock on a Samsung microwave MC17J8000CS, follow these steps:
- Step 1: Press the My Settings button.
- Step 2: Select the number 9 button on the control panel.
- Step 3: Tap the OK button.
- Step 4: Enter the time on the numeric pad.
- Step 5: Click the OK button to confirm.
How to Reset Filter Light on Samsung Microwave
To reset the filter light on a Samsung microwave, press the 0 button on the numeric pad until “Filter” disappears on the display.
Only reset the filter light after you’ve replaced the grease or charcoal filters on your Samsung microwave.
Countertop microwaves don’t have filters or filter lights, but over-the-range microwaves do.
Every six months or so, the filter light on your Samsung microwave notifies you that it’s time to replace your grease and charcoal filters. After changing the filters, you’ll have to reset the light so you get notified after six months.
Ideally, you should check the filters every three months and replace them whenever necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most microwaves do not have a reset button. However, you have two options for resetting your microwave: a soft reset and a hard reset.
Pressing the STOP/OFF button is called a soft reset. Disconnecting your microwave from its power source and plugging it back in is called a hard reset.
Unplugging a microwave or turning it off at the circuit breaker and then plugging it back in after a few minutes will reset your microwave completely. This is called a hard reset.
All Samsung microwaves are set to a high power level. To reset it, press the Power Level button and the corresponding number for your desired power level.