How To Setup The Clock On A Samsung Microwave

How can I set up the clock on a Samsung microwave? It is a convenient feature of modern microwave ovens. However, setting the clock isn’t always straightforward.

You will need to know how to set the clock on a Samsung microwave for several reasons. It will need to be set when you install it, reset when the power goes out, or after a repair. There are different ways to set the clock depending on the model. You can use the clock, the settings, the power level, or the options buttons.

Here’s a simple write guide on how to set up the clock on Samsung Microwave. However, you may need to look at your owner’s manual to see which way works for your microwave

Setting Up Clock On Your Samsung Microwave

Here are the simple ways to do this.

1. Setting Time Using The Clock Button

Three Samsung models are designed to use the clock button to set the time. For this, first press the clock button and then use the number pad to plug in the time. Now, press the clock button again to pick morning or evening hours.

On some models, you can skip this step. Confirm your entry by pressing the enter or start button.

Some microwave ovens allow you to change the time using the settings button. To do this, press the number “9” button on the number pad. Now, press the OK button. Use the number pad to enter the time. Press Ok to confirm and end the program.  

Also, note that some Samsung ovens designate morning and evening times using military time. On those, 1-12 is 1 a.m. through noon ad 13-24 is 1 p.m. through midnight.

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2. Using The Power Level Button To Set The Time

Some Samsung models have a hidden clock feature. This feature can only be accessed using the power level button.

To reset your clock this way, hold down the power level button for three seconds and use the number pad to enter the time. You will use the power level button to set the morning or evening time. Press it once for the AM time and twice for the PM time.

Finally, press either the OK or the Start button to confirm.

3. Setting The Time With The Options Button

Some Samsung models have a clock feature where you use the options button to set the time.

Press the options button and then press “9” on the number pad. Press the OK button and plug in the time on the number pad. Press okay to confirm and finish.

Other Ways To Set The Time On Your Microwave

These aren’t the only ways you can set time on your Samsung microwave. Some simpler models use arrows. On these models, you start by pressing the OK button and then pressing the left or right arrows to set the time. Press the ok button again once you set the hour.

Now, use the arrows to set the time for the minutes and press OK again. You will see the correct time displayed on the control panel. 

The clock will change to show the cooking time when you use your microwave.

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When Do I Need to Reset Clock On A Samsung Microwave?

Microwaves don’t have automatic time reset features as cell phones do. There are many instances when you need to manually reset the time of your microwave.

1. When Power Is Out

The common reason you will need to reset your microwave’s clock is if there is a power outage. The time can be erased if there is a quick glitch in the power supply.

2. Time Change

Time changes in the fall and spring will call for you to reset your microwave’s time. Microwaves don’t adjust to time changes so you will need to do it manually.

3. Repair

Your microwave clock will need to be reset after repair work has been done on it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Reset Your Microwave?

Resetting your microwave is easy. Unplug it or turn off the circuit breaker. Wait for 10 minutes and then plug it back in. Your oven should work correctly unless it has a major problem.

How Do You Know When The Clock On Your Samsung Needs To Be Reset?

A built-in clock on a Samsung Microwave will flash when it’s disconnected or unplugged from electrical power. 

How Long Does It Take To Reset A Samsung Microwave Clock?

It doesn’t take long as a Samsung microwave clock can be set in minutes. It can take longer to find the instructions on how to do it. It’s good to practice it every once and a while so you will automatically remember.

Why Is My Microwave Clock Usually Wrong?

Power outages or surges are the most common reason for inaccurate time on microwaves. Your clock can also see issues if different parts in the oven start to break down including the control board, power supply parts, or the display screen.


With all the aforementioned, setting your microwave clock is a very essential tip for you to maintain a perfect cooking time.

It enables you to set up a cooking time and also helps as a notification tool.