The Samsung refrigerator is one of the top of the charts brands in the market. One of the best features is its filter light which tells the status of installed water filters in the refrigerator that either it is newly installed, needs to be replaced or requires immediate replacement.
So if you are person who is sensitive about health and want pure, clean and crystal free drinking water then this feature is essential for you because you no more have to remember about the replacement of water filter in fact the filter indicator will change its color and let you know that it’s time to change the filter after the lifespa end.
Sometimes, the filter light won’t go off untill or turn back to its original blue or green color even if you have successfully installed the new filter then it needs a reset. But no worries.
Today in this article, I am going to tell you how to reset the filter light on a Samsung refrigerator so you don’t have to remember when to change the filter. The filter light reset can be tricky but once you learn which multi function button works for your refrigerator model it will be easy peasy for you. If still the multi function buttons will not work for your refrigerator, i will mention some other troubleshooting methods at the end too.
Methods to Reset the Filter Light on a Samsung Refrigerator
For resetting the water filter light on the Samsung refrigerator, you just have to click a few buttons and it’s all done. But Multi function buttons can vary depending upon the model of refrigerator because not every model has the same procedure for resetting filter light. So, here I am going to tell you the different methods for this job as specified by models. Let’s get started.
Locating the Multi-Function Button:
The very first step is to reset the filter light on Samsung refrigerators if you have to locate the multi-function button on the display panel. Usually, you don’t have to suffer much for locating such buttons because they have label under them as “ Filter reset (3 sec) or Hold for 3 sec to reset filtre”
Method 1 – Alarm Button:
In most of the refrigerator models of Samsung, the multi function button is the Alarm button which has a label of reset filter under it.
So, if your refrigerator also has an alarm button as a multi function button then follow the below mentioned steps.
Press the alarm button, hold for 3 seconds until the red light goes off and turn back to its original color.
Here is a link for YouTube video to reset water filter through Alarm button on Samsung refrigerator
This Method Is Applicable to the Following Samsung Refrigerators:
- Similar 3-door French door models.
- Similar 4-door French door models.
Method 2 – Energy Saver Button:
The multi function button in some Samsung french door refrigerators is the Energy Saver button which has a label of reset filter under it.
So, if your refrigerator also has an Energy saver button as a multi function button then follow the below mentioned steps.
Press the Energy saver button, hold for 3 seconds until the red light goes off and turn back to its original color.
This Method Is Applicable to the Following French Door Samsung Refrigerators:
- Similar 3-door French door models
- Similar 4-door French door models
Method 3 – Water Button
The multi function button for side-by-side samsung refrigerators is the Water button on the dispenser.
So, if you have a side-by-side refrigerator then the water button on its dispenser serves as a multi function button. Follow the below mentioned steps to reset filter light.
Press the Water button, hold for 3 seconds until the red light goes off and turn back to its original color.
This Method Is Applicable to the Following Side-By-Side Samsung Refrigerators:
- Most side-by-side fridge models
Method 4 – Ice Type / Water Button
For 3-door French Samsung refrigerators with water and ice dispensers, the multi function button is the Ice type / water button.
So, if you have 3-door French Samsung refrigerators then the Ice type / water button on its display panel serves as a multi function button. Follow the below mentioned steps to reset filter light.
Press the ice type/water button on the display panel and hold for 3 second until filter light changes become off and turns to its original color.
This Method Is Applicable to the Following 3-Door French Samsung Refrigerators:
- Similar 3-door French door models
Method 5 – Crushed Ice Button
The multi function button for 4-door Flex samsung refrigerators is the Crushed ice button on the display panel.
So, if you have a 4-door flex refrigerator then the crushed ice button on its display serves as a multi function button.follow the below mentioned steps to reset filter light.
Press the Crushed ice button and hold it for 3 seconds. The red light goes off and turns back to its original color, ultimately this will remove the”water filter” message on display.
This Method Is Applicable to the Following 4-Door Flex Samsung Refrigerator:
- Similar 4-door Flex fridge models
- Other 4-door French door models
Method 6 – Ice Maker Button
In some french door samsung refrigerators, the multi function button is the Ice maker button at the internal controls.
So, if you have a french door refrigerator then the ice maker button on its internal controls display serves as a multi function button. Follow the below mentioned steps to reset filter light.
Open the refrigerator door, locate the internal control (usually on the right hand side) and press the ice maker button. Holding it for 3 seconds will reset the filter light.
Here is a link for YouTube video to reset water filter through Ice maker button on Samsung refrigerator:
This Method Is Applicable to the Following French Door Samsung Refrigerator:
- Similar French door models with internal controls
Method 7 – Fridge and Power Cool Buttons
The 2-button method is particular for most Samsung refrigerators that have internal controls. Unlike the above mentioned methods, you have to press two multi function buttons for some refrigerators.
So, if you have a Samsung refrigerator with internal control then its fridge and power cool button will serve as a multi function button. Follow the below mentioned steps to reset filter light.
Open your refrigerator door, locate the internal controls ( usually at right hand side or at the top) and press the fridge and power cool buttons simultaneously. Hold them for 3 seconds until the red light goes off.
This 2-Button Method Is Applicable to the Following Samsung Refrigerator With Internal Controls:
- Most fridges with internal controls
- Similar 3-door French door models
Some Other Possible Solutions if Filter Reset Light on Samsung Refrigerator Won’t Turn Off – Worth Trying
If the above mentioned methods won’t work to turn off the red light of filter then here are some other possible worthy solutions that you can try as well:
Check if Buttons Are Locked:
If the above mentioned Samsung refrigerator filter reset methods will not work make sure the multi function buttons are actually “unlocked”.
To unlock them, press the flashing lock button and hold for 3 seconds and retry. You can also consult your manual book to know the steps for this purpose.
Check the Filter Seating:
If the newly installed filter is not properly seated and aligned with the grooves then the alarm light may also keep blinking.
To sort out this issue, open the door and inspect the seating of the filter and fit them perfectly.
Check if the Correct Filter Was Installed:
The filter light may also not be removed if you did not install the genuine or right filter replacement. So you have to swap the replacement filter with the previous same filter model ( as a last resort).
How Samsung Water Filter Light Codes Work?
Depending on the model of samsung refrigerator you have, water filter light has different light codes.
- When the water filter is either newly installed or still good for use the indicator will show blue or green color.
- After the 5 months or 450 gallons of water used, the water filter will require replacement and indicator show an orange or light pink color.
- After the 6 months or 500 gallons of water used, the indicator will turn red and no longer will be able to filter water and you will notice particles in your drinking water.
Note: if you’re living in an area where water has excess limescale in it, then it is suggested to change the water filter earlier than 6 months.
I hope I have given all the necessary information required for resetting the filter light on the Samsung refrigerator. Once you learn and master the method for your refrigerator by reading the methods in this article, getting rid of red blinking red light at your refrigerator’s display panel will not be a big deal for you. Hope you will find this article beneficial for you.