How To Reset the Filter Light on a Samsung Refrigerator

Fleet Appliance
November 6, 2023
Refrigerator Repair

It can be annoying and frustrating when your Samsung refrigerator starts blinking the red light, indicating that the filter needs to be replaced—especially after you’ve already replaced the filter. Most people don’t know how to reset this light, so it just keeps on blinking, which can end up irritating you to no end. 

Fortunately, resetting the filter light on your Samsung refrigerator is a very quick and easy process that you can do in no time. We will guide you through a step-by-step process on how to reset the filter light on Samsung refrigerator models.

First, you need to understand that a filter light comes on when the refrigerator senses that the filter should be replaced. It’s important to replace the filter regularly to keep the water and ice clean, healthy, and tasty. If you’re not sure how to replace the filter, you can follow the guide at the bottom of this article.

After the filter is replaced, the light automatically resets. However, you can manually reset the filter light on Samsung refrigerators, even if you haven’t replaced the filter.

Step 1: Find the filter button

The first step in resetting the filter light on your Samsung refrigerator is to find the filter button. Depending on the model, the button can be located on the control panel or inside the refrigerator. 

If you can’t locate the button, check your refrigerator’s user manual for specific instructions.

Typically, the filter reset button is the “Alarm” button on most Samsung refrigerators.

Step 2: Press and hold down the water filter button

Once you locate the filter button, press and hold it for about three to five seconds. This is usually long enough to reset the filter light on most models. However, if the light doesn’t reset, you may need to hold it for a few seconds longer.

Step 3: Wait for the blue filter light

After holding the filter button, you should see the red filter light turn off. Don’t release the button just yet. Instead, wait for the blue filter light to come on. This indicates that the filter light has been reset, and you can release the button.

Step 4: Check the filter Light

Now that you have reset the filter light, it’s important to verify that it has been reset. To do this, check the filter light to see if it has turned off. If it has, then congratulations! You have successfully reset the filter light for your Samsung refrigerator.

If you have completely installed the new filter and it functions correctly, but the filter light remains on, you can manually reset the refrigerator. Like any machine, the refrigerator occasionally gets its signals crossed and needs a quick reboot.

To do this, simply unplug your refrigerator for thirty seconds and plug it back in. This should reset the control panel and fix the filter light.

How to replace the water filter on your Samsung refrigerator.

Replacing your Samsung refrigerator’s water filter is an essential task that helps ensure you’re getting fresh filtered water. Samsung recommends that you replace the water filter every six months, though this may vary based on your local water quality. Here’s a simple guide to walk you through the process:

1. Get the right replacement water filter 

It’s important that the replacement water filter you buy matches the type currently in your refrigerator. The Samsung website can help you find and purchase the correct water filter for your refrigerator. 

You will need the model number of your refrigerator. This can be found in your Samsung refrigerator manual printed on the inside of the door or on the filter itself.

2. Locate the filter 

The location of your water filter will vary depending on your model. The water filter is typically situated either in the door, in its own compartment, at the top of the refrigerator, or at the bottom right corner. You can access it by opening the door and opening the small compartment.

3. Remove the old filter 

To remove the old filter, turn it counterclockwise until it releases. You might need to pull it out slightly after turning, depending on the type of filter and how it is secured. You will not need to force the filter out.

4. Insert the new filter 

Take your new filter and remove any protective covers. Align it with the filter housing and push it gently into place. Once it’s aligned correctly, turn the filter clockwise until it locks into position. 

There will be an indicator on the filter that will align with the one on the housing. You may also hear a click to indicate that the filter is secure. After the filter is in place, replace and secure the cover of the filter housing.

5. Reset the filter indicator 

After replacing the filter, you’ll need to reset the filter indicator on the control panel. The process to do this can vary depending on the model of your refrigerator. But you can follow the steps above.

6. Flush the filter 

Finally, dispense some water and check for any leaks. If water doesn’t dispense, try reinstalling the filter or checking that it’s installed correctly. After the filter is installed and functional, be sure to run at least two gallons of water through the filter to flush out any air or impurities that are in the filter as part of the manufacturing process.

Remember that failing to replace the water filter regularly can result in poor water quality, poor ice quality, and production or potential damage to your refrigerator. So, keep track of when you last changed your filter and make sure to replace it as needed.

Final thoughts

Resetting the filter light on your Samsung refrigerator is super easy and can be done in a few simple steps. By following this guide, you can keep your refrigerator in optimal condition and avoid any unnecessary expenses. Don’t let the flashing red filter light upset you anymore. 

Reset the filter light in no time and enjoy fresh and clean water from your refrigerator. We hope this guide has been helpful and informative, and that you now know how to reset the filter light on your Samsung refrigerator.


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