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.

290 thoughts on “Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

  1. Your tip for resetting a GE refrigerator did me no good since my GE model doesn’t have a reset button. Any other tips?

  2. Hi Bea,what is the model number for your Jenn Air refrigerator? This will help us in finding specific instructions for you to follow.

  3. Trying to reset my Jenn air refrigerator and it will not reset after replaced the filter
    With a every drop filter

  4. Reene I too have a Samsung side by side and the ice maker was set up. The filter light too has stayed on, it’s blue, the same color as the water indicator. I think there must be a fuse that has stopped functioning. I know the water is OK because I change the filter when the date comes due. Reading Consumer Report, I believe this might be a common problem with this type of refrigerator. No intention of paying $100 for someone to diagnose then charge to come back with a fuse that will go out again. However, I will admit it is annoying. Barbara

  5. First, thanks for the fast delivery and second, I do both steps, well the first step, have not noticed any problem with taste after the change

  6. Hi Renee, when is the last time the filter was changed? The filter light indicates that the water filter needs to be replaced. It should be replaced every 6 months.

  7. I have a Samsung side by side and the ice maker was never set up. Lately the filter light has stayed on, it’s red. Does that indicate a problem?

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