How to Reset a Westinghouse Fridge [Quick Fix]

In this article, we will describe steps on how to reset a Westinghouse fridge. This article will also look at ways to reset other important parts of the appliance.

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Is There a Reset Button on a Westinghouse Fridge?

There is no dedicated reset button on a Westinghouse fridge. You must disconnect the fridge’s power cord from the wall outlet to reset it. If the power cord is not an option, use the circuit breaker for the same purpose. This article contains the steps to perform this reset.

How to Reset a Westinghouse Fridge

You can reset your Westinghouse fridge with the following steps:

Step One: Switch off the fridge from the power point. And then unplug the fridge from the electrical socket.

Step Two: Allow the fridge to rest about five minutes.

Step Three: Reconnect the fridge’s power cord back to the electrical socket and then turn the switch back on.


How to Reset a Westinghouse Fridge Water Filter Light

To reset a Westinghouse fridge water filter light, you have to change the water filter. The water filter light indicates when the water filter needs to get changed. Hence, once you change the water filter, the filter light goes back to its default color. Which is either green or no color at all

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Note: the orange light means your water filter would need to be changed soon. And the red light means the water filter has to be changed immediately.   

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How to Reset a Westinghouse Water Filter

To reset your Westinghouse water filter, press the “ice and water” button for about three seconds. Resetting the water filter timer is usually done after the water filter has been changed. The following steps will show you how to change your Westinghouse fridge water filter.

Step 1: Turn off the water supply

Step 2: Take out the filter by turning it 180 degrees anticlockwise

Step 3: Slide the old filter out of the water filter casing and throw it out

Step 4: Get the new filter, unwrap it, and gently slide it into the filter housing. Make sure it gets to the filter connection at the end of the casing.

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Step 5: Turn the filter clockwise to snap it into position. Stop turning the filter once you feel it engage as it won’t rotate any further after engaging.

Step 6: Put a glass cup to the water dispenser to check for leaks from the filter casing.

Step 7: Hold out more cups or a bigger container to the dispenser. Continue to flush the filter for three to four minutes

Step 8: Switch the ice maker back on

Step 9: Finally, press the “ice and water” button for three seconds. This will reset the water filter timer.

For additional information, check out the video below

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How to Reset a Westinghouse Fridge: FAQ

How to Reset a Westinghouse Fridge Alarm

To reset or silence the alarm of your Westinghouse fridge, find the “alarm reset” button on the electronic display panel and press it. To reset your fridge’s alarm for up to 12 hours, press the alarm reset button for 10 seconds.

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Since the alarm only beeps when there is an issue with your fridge (like the door being left open) ensure to take care of the problem. Do not just reset the alarm.

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