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.

175 thoughts on “Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

  1. The filter should be located at the bottom of your refrigerator unit. Another common location for the filter location is the back of the refrigerator, the lower right interior and the upper right interior. If you are unable to locate it, feel free to let us know so we can further assist you.

  2. Hi Robert, please refer to your owners manual for specific instructions. After installing a new filter, you would typically want to the flush the filter before beginning regular use.

  3. I have a samsung tall larder fridge with a water dispenser model RR82PDMH. The indicator on the water tank is flashing so this tells me there is no filter, Where do I locate where the filter should as this is not in my instructions manual. Thank you in advance.

  4. What is the routine after installing a new filter on a Kenmore Elite refrigerator?

  5. Actually, a small correction: for Amana refrigerators, press and hold the dispenser lock and WATER buttons until the filter light flashes.

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