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. Has anyone got a recycle solution for used filter units? (I have a Fridgidair side by side, although Im not sure that would make a difference). I feel bad throwing such a big lump of badness into landfill every few months?

  2. I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator. We replaced the filter, and reset the light (it flashed different colors and then green) It stays green for a little while, and then goes back to red. What could the trouble be? We inherited this when we moved into our house.

  3. We purchased a Kenmore side by side less than 2 years ago and have since replaced the water filter 3 times because of the taste of the water and ice cubes. Each filter has the same end result even after dumping a gallon of water and the ice cubes and resetting. What else could be the problem? The filter that came with the fridge didn’t seem to have this problem, but the remaining 3 filters purchased at the same time have. Thanks.

  4. I have a 4 year old Kenmore side by side with water and ice maker. I changed the filter but no water goes out nor does it make ice.

  5. I have an AMANA ARS2664BB
    I found that to reset the filter light you have to press and hold the LOCK button and the WATER button at the same time.
    This will reset the filter light to GREEN.

  6. I have a Kitchen Aid side by side. Replaced the filter but can’t reset light inside. Held down the lock button – filter light is flashing but won’t reset.?????

  7. I have a whirlpool side by side that takes whirlpool ultra ease filter the filter is in the front grill panel I am ordering one but how do I get the old one out?

  8. I have a 26′ Side By Side Kenmore ref. #596.51679100. Want to change water filter. Where can I find it? Help?

  9. I also have a Whirlpool side-by-side. tried your press 5x solution and it did not work – I have no LED light at all?? Help please

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