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.

240 thoughts on “Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

  1. Hi Kim, this is very odd. I have reached out to our in-house filter expert for help with this. I will let you know as soon as I hear back.

  2. Thank you for that great feedback. We did everything you suggested, and are now assuming that it is the water valve, except our ice maker is still working. Could it still be the water valve? And if so, is this something we can fix? I really appreciate your help.

  3. The water filter is most likely not snapped in all the way. If you feel that it is, and you’re still having issues, it could be the water valve leading to the refrigerator. To check, re-install the old filter. If water comes of the old filter and not the new filter, then there is an installation problem with the new filter and not the water valve. If water does not come out of the old or new filter, then the problem is the water valve. Let us know what the outcome is. I have included a link for our troubleshooting blog just in case:

  4. I am having trouble getting my new filter to work. I have reset the button, spent 15 minutes trying to flush out the line and still no water will come out. I have a side by side built in Jenn-air. When I open the freezer door, I am hearing a beep. Any suggestions?

  5. Mfg. Samsung Model RF323TE to reset water filter warning light press and hold the ALARM icon for 3 seconds.

  6. Thank you so much for this information!
    My filter change light has been on for many moons!
    I tried your suggestion and it is finally out!

  7. Hi Carmen, if you wish to return purchased merchandise please contact us via phone, 866-438-3458, or email to receive an RMA number and instructions on how to return the merchandise.

  8. I received the filter ordered, but it is not what my fridge needs. I need to exchange it.

  9. Hi John, in the owners manual there should be instructions for resetting the filter light. Following the instructions will correct the problem.

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