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. I have a whirlpool fridge (side by side) model ED25RFXFB01. The water dispenser stooped delivering water while there is still water coming to the ice maker. I changed the filter but the problem is still there. A friend suggested to change the water inlet valve and I am still running in the smae problem. I appreciate any suggestion.

  2. 2 years ago i ordered filters onm to1-ds my account number then was 0226886382 i want to make sure i am ordering the right ones, i saw a to1 on your inventory is that the right one please reply

  3. Model # 596.51679100 Kenmore Limited Edition side by side is made by Amana so use the Amana instructions lised above. Let us know if they do not work for you.

  4. Any time you do not use your water dispenser for a few weeks it is recommended that you change the filter. It is possible for bacteria to grow in the filter media if not used on a regular basis and bacteria was introduced to the filter prior to it not being used.

  5. We bought a refrigerator from a neighbor, who gave us her filter because it was only 3 weeks old. We forgot to flush the line (which probably hadn’t been used for 3 years). Perhaps two months later, we flushed the line. Do you think the filter is still good? I was diagnosed with giardia. Could that be from the saturated filter which is not nearly 6 months old but possibly full of contaminants? And the fridge is a Whirlpool, but the filter is Kenmore. Does that matter?

  6. Im trying to reset my filter light on my Amana fridge. The filter light never flashes when I press the auto and lock buttons. it will turn all the indicater lights off. so if the water is selected the green light is not lit up. if I do it again the filter light comes back on and then the green light comes on above the water button.

  7. If you are having problems with your reset light, please post your refrigerator model number so we can lookup your models reset instructions.

  8. Whirlpool side by side fridge, same problem as S K HONG &
    GREGG posted in June and August this year.
    The Red lign indicator is always on after replacing the filter and pressing the resetting
    button 5 times.
    Is this a fault in the fridge ?

  9. I installed a new filter and reset the indicator button for a new filter on my GE fridge, but no water comes out. It goes into the filter, but won’t come out of the front of the fridge. I replaced the filter because no water came out of the filter.

  10. Model # 596.51679100 Kenmore Limited Edition side by side. Cannot seem to reset the filter change light. Any suggestions?

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