The kitchen is the heart of the home and the oven is the centerpiece of culinary creativity. But what happens when the clock on your Samsung oven starts to lag behind the hustle and bustle of daily life? Don’t worry, resetting the clock on your Samsung oven is a simple task that will have your kitchen running smoothly in no time!
Follow these steps to change the time on your Samsung oven:
- Press and hold the Clock button on the control panel for 3 seconds.
- Press the Clock button again to change the time from AM to PM and back.
- Enter the time using the number pads or directional buttons.
- Press the Clock or Start/Set button to confirm the time change.
In this guide, we’ll cover why your Samsung oven’s clock resets on its own and why you need to set up the clock in the first place.
Why Does Samsung Oven Clock Reset?
Imagine this scenario: you’re in the middle of baking a batch of cookies and suddenly, the timer on your Samsung oven blinks, and the time resets to 12:00. Your cookies are ruined, and you’re left wondering why the clock on your oven decided to play a trick on you.
Well, there are several reasons why the clock on your Samsung oven might reset. First, a power outage could have caused a momentary interruption in the oven’s power supply, causing the clock to reset. Second, if you unplug the oven, the clock will reset when you plug it back in.
Regardless of the reason, a resetting oven clock can be a real pain, especially when you’re in the middle of cooking or baking something. However, the good news is that resetting the time on your Samsung oven is a simple task that can be done in a matter of minutes.
So, don’t let a resetting oven clock ruin your cooking mojo. Just reset the time, and you’ll be back to whipping up delicious meals in no time!
How to Change Time on Samsung Oven
Changing the time on your Samsung oven, whether you’re experiencing time problems due to power outages or adjusting the time for daylight savings, is a pretty simple business. The best thing you can do to figure out how to set the time is by reading the manual since there are so many different Samsung oven models out there. However, the following steps should help you for the majority of models out there.
1. Press and hold the Clock button on the control panel for 3 seconds.
The first thing you should do is inspect the control panel for the Clock button. It should be pretty easy to spot—it has the writing “Clock” on or underneath it. Press the button and hold it for 3 seconds. If you did it correctly, the clock display should begin flashing, indicating that you can modify it. If you hold it for too long, the clock will return to its normal, unchangeable state.
2. Press the Clock button again to change the time from AM to PM and back.
If your Samsung oven’s clock is set to 24 hours, then you can skip this step and move on to the next one. If you live in America or another country that uses AM and PM, hit the Clock button to change between AM and PM.
3. Enter the time using the number pads or directional buttons.
Use the number pads to input the current time. Every number you hit will force you to modify the following number (e.g., inputting 1 will indicate that it’s 10, 11, or 12 o’clock). If it’s before 10, press the 0 button to register the first digit. Inputting the fourth number will take you back to the first, allowing you to correct any mistakes you may have made.
If your oven has directional buttons, press the up and down button to adjust the time. You can go back and modify the previous or subsequent digits using the left and right buttons.
4. Press the Clock or Start/Set button to confirm the time change.
When you’re happy with the time, press the Clock or Start/Set button once. This will confirm the clock’s changes and begin counting up from the 0-second mark.
Does the Samsung Oven Clock Even Matter?
Some of you are probably wondering why you would even need to set the oven’s clock in the first place. After all, it’s not like you use the clock as a countdown timer when baking food (the oven has a built-in timer for that!). So, apart from just looking nice, is there a functional reason for setting up the clock?
For some Samsung oven models, yes, there is.
Some Samsung ovens will not register inputs (start, stop, broil, etc.) before the clock is set. This means that every time there’s a power outage or when the clock resets on its own for some inexplicable reason, you will have to set it back up in order to use the oven.
In other instances, the built-in timer is synced to the oven’s timer. While you can use the oven for baking, broiling, and proofing dough (just turn the light on to create a warm proofing environment), you may not be able to set up the oven’s countdown timer. It’s only after the clock is set that the Samsung oven will know how far to count down to the desired baking time.
The good news is that the oven does not perform a “fact check” to compare the time that has been adjusted with the actual time that is currently being displayed. Entering the time as 12:00 will, therefore, allow you to use the appliance to bake your favorite dishes once more. To return for a moment to the topic of the aesthetics of your kitchen, it is always nice when the clock on the oven corresponds with the actual time.
Does Samsung Oven Automatically Adjust for Daylight Savings?
No, it doesn’t. Surprisingly, even smart ovens don’t come with this highly useful feature. Whenever it’s daylight savings time, you will have to manually adjust the clocks’ time by 1 hour and change it back when daylight savings time ends.
Alternatively, you can do what everyone else does and just ignore the clock. You have a clock on your smartphone and (probably) wall to tell you the actual time, right?
How to Adjust 12-Hour to 24-Hour Clock on Samsung Oven
If you’re used to using military time, there’s good news for you! You can adjust the 12-hour clock to 24 hours with just a few simple inputs. Here’s how it’s done.
- Tap the Menu button (3 horizontal lines) on the oven’s control panel.
- Use the dial knob to scroll through the menu.
- Select the Time Format option by pressing the dial knob.
- Turn the dial knob to adjust the time from 12hr to 24hr or vice versa.
- Press the dial knob to confirm the format change.
How to Reset Samsung Oven
For whatever reason you want to reset your oven—perhaps the power was just restored after a blackout and the oven isn’t baking anymore—you can do the following.
- Turn off the oven.
- Unplug it from the wall outlet. Alternatively, you can shut off the oven’s circuit via the circuit box.
- Leave the oven unpowered for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Restore power to the oven.
And just like that, you’ve successfully reset your Samsung oven. Just make sure to adjust the time if your oven can’t receive new commands.