How to Reset Filter Light on Samsung Fridge?

Written By David Varnes

David Varnes is an Appliance Repair Professional with over 15 years of experience.

Samsung refrigerators have filter light indications, which notify the user when the water filter should be replaced. It also implies that you’ll need to reset the filter light in your Samsung fridge after changing the water filter.

In general, a water filter can be used for up to 6 months. However, depending on the type of water that goes through the waterline, it may be necessary to replace it.

Consider how quickly you would need to change your filter if the water in your region became hard. You won’t realize your filter is worn out until you notice a decrease in water pressure or the water flow from your fridge.

Also, your ice cubes may become smaller, and you may notice an unpleasant taste in the water.

Operation of the Samsung Water Filter Indicator

When the water filter is still in good condition, it displays a blue or green hue, depending on the model you have installed. The color changes to orange or light pink after 5 months or 450 gallons of water have been processed by the device. This is frequently an indication that it’s time to change your water filter system.

After 6 months or 500 gallons of water have been used, your water filter’s indicator will be red. When you see this red light, it’s time to replace your water filter. If you live in a region with high levels of limescale in the water supply, you’ll need to change your water filter more frequently than every 6 months.

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Water Filter Indicator

In order for the water filter indicator light to turn orange after 5 months or 450 gallons of water, it must first turn orange. The color of the light varies depending on the type you have. It might be either green or blue.

To reset your display’s multi-function button(s) that controls the water filter indication to its default setting, you’ll have to hold it down for 3 seconds until the light turns green.

How to Reset the Filter Light on a Samsung Refrigerator?

In order to turn off the red filter icon on the door of a Samsung refrigerator, you must hold down the FILTER RESET button for approximately 2 seconds.

Consult your owner’s manual if you can’t find the FILTER RESET button on your refrigerator – it’s usually near the dispenser controls (on the front of your refrigerator).

For other models, you must hold down either the WATER FILTER or ICE/WATER button for 3 seconds.

Because the Samsung refrigerator water filter reset procedure varies from model to model, we’ve included the appropriate Samsung refrigerator water filter reset technique for each model in the sections below to assist you to get back on track.

Samsung Refrigerator Model RF28K9070SR

After turning off the RF28K9070SR model, press and hold the ICE-MAKER button for approximately 3 seconds to reset the filter. As a result of this operation, the filter indication will be reset.

Samsung Refrigerator RF23J9011SG/AA

To reset the water filter warning light on your RF23J9011SG/AA, press and hold the CRUSHED/HOLD button for 3 seconds. The color of its indication should change from red to OFF, not remaining on.

Samsung Refrigerator RF260/BEAESR/AA

To reset the water filter warning light on your RF260/BEAESR/AA, press and hold down the ALARM/HOLD option for 3 seconds. For devices with internal controls, you must push and hold down the buttons FRIDGE+POWER COOL (simultaneously) for a total of 3 seconds.

Samsung Refrigerator DA29-00003G

To reset the water filter warning light on your DA29-00003G, hold the ALARM/HOLD button for 3 seconds while the light is off.

Samsung Refrigerator RF24R7201SR/AA

If you replaced the filter in your Samsung RF24R7201SR/AA refrigerator recently, pushing and holding the FILTER RESET button for 3 seconds should turn off the reset signal on the fridge.

Samsung Refrigerator RF28K9070SR/AA  

To reset the water filter warning light on your RF28K9070SR/AA, you must press and keep down the CRUSHED ICE button for 3 seconds.

Samsung Refrigerator RF23J9011SR

To reset the water filter alarm on a Samsung refrigerator with model number RF23J9011SR, hold down the button CRUSHED/HOLD for 3 seconds.

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Samsung Refrigerator RF263BEAESR

If your Samsung RF263BEAESR refrigerator water filter does not reset automatically, press and hold the ICE TYPE/WATER button on the controller for 3 seconds.

Samsung Refrigerator RF28R7351SG

To reset the water filter alarm on a Samsung refrigerator with model number RF28R7351SG, the CRUSHED LIGHT INDICATOR button must be pressed and held down for three seconds.

Samsung Refrigerator RF28R7201SR

To reset the Samsung fridge RF28R7201SR filter, hold down the ICEMAKER icon for 3 seconds to clear the reminder light.

Other Options to Reset the Filter Light

If the red light does not go off after replacing a new filter, check to see whether any of the buttons are locked. Make sure that the buttons are really unlocked, or else the Samsung refrigerator filter reset procedure will fail.

It’s possible that the filter alarm light is still on because the new filter was not correctly positioned. Check to see if the fitting is properly in place; if it isn’t, open the door and inspect it for accuracy.

Make sure you’re using a genuine product (as a last resort) to verify that the mistake has been fixed.

How Do I Turn Off The Filter Light On My Samsung Refrigerator?

The procedure to reset a Samsung refrigerator water filter is to press and hold down any of these buttons for 3 seconds. The FILTER RESET button should be used. The WATER FILTER or ICE/WATER button may also be pressed.

If your Samsung refrigerator filter light won’t turn off, check to see if these buttons are locked and unlock them.


We hope you have a better understanding of how to reset the filter light on a Samsung refrigerator. One last thing to note is that most Samsung refrigerator models include a LOCK button, which is used to lock the controls and is frequently the cause of problems when the Samsung fridge water filter light does not reset.

If all else fails, you might have to call Samsung Customer Service.