Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

Most people are not aware that after you change your refrigerator water filter, there are two additional steps that should be taken to properly complete the water filter change.

Step 1: Reset your refrigerator water filter change light

Most new refrigerators now come equipped with an indicator light that notifies you when it is time to change your water filter. This light does not automatically reset when you change your water filter and the light must be manually reset.

Here is a list of refrigerator manufacturers and how to reset the filter change indicator light:

Amana- Press and hold the Auto and Dispenser Lock buttons until the water filter status indicator light flashes.
Frigidaire- Press and Hold the Reset Button Until the Indicator Light Flashes.
GE General Electric- Press and Hold the Reset Button for around 8 Seconds.
HotPoint- Press and Hold the Reset Button for around 8 Seconds.
Jenn-Air- Press and Hold The Water and Lock Buttons until the Water Filter light flashes.
Kitchen Aid- Press and Release the Light Button 5 times Quickly.
Maytag- Press and Hold The Light and Lock Buttons until the Water Filter light flashes.
Samsung- Press and Hold the Ice Type and Child Lock Buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.
Whirlpool- Press and Release the Light Button 5 times Quickly.

Step 2: Flush a couple of gallons of water through your new filter

Since refrigerator water filters are made of carbon, some carbon residue is present in the first gallon or two of water. This will not harm you but may leave a bitter taste and residue in your water. If you continue to have these problems after flushing a couple of gallons through the filter, it is possible that you have a defective water filter.

Once these two steps are completed, you are all set to enjoy great tasting ice and water through your refrigerator. If you don’t see your manufacturer listed or the instructions don’t work for your model please post a comment with your make and model number so that we can provide exact instructions for your model.

200 thoughts on “Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

  1. 1. On main menu, press the touch pad next to “Options.”
    2. In each of the following screens, continue to press the touch
    pad next to “More Options” until you reach the “Replace Filter
    screen.”
    3. Press the touch pad next to “YES” to reset the water filter
    status. Press the touch pad next to “NO” if you do not wish to
    reset the water filter status.

  2. How do you cancel the “replace H2O” signal on the
    KFIS25XVMS100? I have replaced the filter but the sign remains no matter what.

  3. Hi, does your filter have a cap on it? If so, the cap will have to be turned slightly to remove the old filter. Also, be sure all steps are followed in the manual regarding the removal of the filter.

  4. I followed instructions to replace water filter on Samsung French-doors,but am having problem removing old one,as it seems stuck and I am afraid to put too much tugging on filter.

  5. To reset the water filter indicator display:
    1. On main menu, press the touch pad next to “Options.”
    2. In each of the following screens, continue to press the touch
    pad next to “More Options” until you reach the “Replace Filter
    screen.”
    3. Press the touch pad next to “YES” to reset the water filter
    status.

  6. How do I reset the replace filter indicator display? I have a Kitchen Aid (KFIS20XVMS2).

  7. Hi Barry, it sounds like the control board may no longer be working properly on the refrigerator. Please refer to the owners manual for troubleshooting tips. Pressing and holding the rest light for 5 seconds should help to reset the filter change light.

  8. Hi Jim, try pressing and holding the filter touch pad for 3 seconds until the light turns off.

  9. Hi I have a Electrolux erl6298xx12 since replacing the water filter the fridge will not dispense ice or water. The filter warning light is lit still on the front panel is lit solid. Is there a reset proceedure to follow or a dispenser lock. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  10. How do you cancel the “replace H2O” signal on the
    KFIS25XVMS00?

    I tried to hit the “light” button 5 times-quickly but notice still blinks.

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