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.

256 thoughts on “Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

  1. The light being on will not effect the filter, so you should still be getting good clean water! Please consult the owners manual about the red light still being on. It could just be a stubborn light :)

  2. Press the OPTIONS button to enter Options mode, then press LOCK to
    initiate the reset, then press MEASURED FILL to confirm that
    you want to reset the status light. When the system is reset,
    the “ORDER” and “REPLACE” icons will disappear from the
    display screen.

  3. I have a Kitchen Aid refrig mod#KSF26C4XYW03. Pressing the Light button rapidly 5 times DOES NOT eliminate “Replace Filter” message. Suggestions?

  4. I’ve changed the filter, pushed the reset button, flushed gals of water…but red light still on. What needs to be repaired now? Is this just an idiot light, or does it effect the filtration operations of getting good clean water.
    Whirlpool ED5LVAXWQ00

  5. Hi George, what is the model number for your LG refrigerator? Instructions can vary slightly by make and model. This can help us give you specific instructions. The owners manual should also have instructions for how to reset the light.

  6. Hi Cheri, what is the model number for your refrigerator? Instructions can vary slightly by make and model. This can help us give you specific instructions. The owners manual should also have instructions for how to reset the light.

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