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.

268 thoughts on “Reset your Refrigerator Filter Indicator Light

  1. To reset the filter light, hold the water filter button on the Ice and Water Dispenser control panel for 3 seconds. The display should change from red to green as an indication that the light has been reset. Hope this helps!

  2. I have a Kenmore side by side. Water Filter Indicator light was working fine. It was indicating correctly from Green to Amber to Red. Last week I noticed the light was not on at all. I changed out the filter and tried resetting the light (pushing button 5 times in 10 seconds) but still no luck. Do these lights dburn out? Are these a LED type lights. This Kenmore is only about 3 yrs. old. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

  3. Frigidaire side by side FFHS2612LSD
    I held button down and it reset I think, the numbers went to 1 and F , then it sounded like it clicked off so I did same thing again and the numbers I had it set on we’re back. Did I do it wrong?
    Thank you.

  4. Hi Maggie, try this: Reset the filter warning light by pressing, and holding, the LIGHT/FILTER button for at least 3 seconds.

  5. What is the model number for your fridge? This will help determine how to reset the light for your particular refrigerator as they can vary depending on make and model.

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