How to Reset an Electrolux Refrigerator [Quick Guide]

If you have had difficulties with how to reset an Electrolux refrigerator, this article shows you how to go about it. We divided the steps to reset different parts of the refrigerator into different sections for easy reference.

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How to Reset an Electrolux Refrigerator

To reset an Electrolux refrigerator, turn it off by unplugging it from the power source. Leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes before you turn it on again.

When you do this, different parts of the refrigerator, including the display panel, will rest.

Another method of resetting the rerigerator is to locate the Factory Default button on the control panel. This method works if there is a resent power outage or a CE or Cr error code on the panel’s display, although not all models have this button on the panel. If you do not find this button on the panel, touch the screen to activate it, tap Options on the top corneron the left, and select factory default on the top right corner. Press the button and give the refrigerator time to reset.

You can also locate and press the On/Off button or the power button to reset the unit. Some models may have a separate button for power and Off. In such a case, press Off to reset the refrigerator.

However, if this does not work, contact an Electrolux service center or a professional technician.

How to Reset an Electrolux Refrigerator after Power Outage

To reset an Electrolux refrigerator after a power outage, shut the circuit breaker of the refrigerator off for about 30 seconds. Then turn it back on again.

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If this does not work, unplug the refrigerator from the power outlet it is connected to for about 5 minutes. Plug it back it after this time and the unit will reset. This is also called an Electrolux refrigerator hard reset.

Additionally, you can try the quick-connect plugs. Just unplug them from the board they are attached to under the refrigerator. Leave them unplugged for a few minutes then, plug them in again. Doing this will also reset the unit.

How to Reset an Electrolux Freezer

To reset a Electrolux freezer, disconnect its power cord from the wall outlet for about five minutes. If you cannot reach the power cord, turn off the breaker controlling the freezer to achieve the same purpose. Turn it on again after five minutes by plugging into the wall outlet or powering the circuit breaker. The freezer should return normal functions.

How to Reset Electrolux Refrigerator Alarm

To reset the different alarm systems on an Electrolux refrigerator, do the following:

1. Freezer Temperature Alarm

Press any button on the control panel to reset it. This will keep the alarm from beeping for about 50 minutes.

To keep the alarm from beeping for about 12 hours, press the Select Mode button. Hold it for about 10 seconds. Do this if your model is the water and ice type. If your model is not the water and ice type, press any button of your choice and hold it for 10 seconds.

However, you will have to adjust the temperature of the freezer to normal settings if you don’t want it to off again. This is because the alarm goes off if the temperature is 10 degrees above the standard settings.

2. Door Ajar Alarm

To reset the door ajar alarm, press any button of your choice. This will keep the alarm from beeping for about 8 minutes.

But the alarm icons will keep on flashing on the display as long as the door is still open. And the alarm will go off again after 8 minutes. To keep this from continuing, close the door completely.

How to Reset the Main Control Board of an Electrolux Refrigerator

To reset the control board of an Electrolux refrigerator, simply unplug the refrigerator from the power outlet it is connected to. Leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes, then plug it back in. This will get the unit up and functioning optimally again.

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It is important to note, though, that unless you just replaced the control board, you don’t need to reset it. Usually, any problem you notice does not stem from the control board primarily. It should be the last thing you check and that is when all the other parts seem to be working well.

This video explains how to diagnose and repair the main control board…

Check out these guides on resetting other refrigerator brands…

How to Reset an Electrolux Refrigerator Control Panel

Usually, unplugging your refrigerator for a couple of minutes and plugging it in again resets a malfunctioning control panel. But in the rare event this does not work, you can try any of the following combinations of buttons:

1st Combination: Press and hold the ‘ref’ and ‘freezer’ buttons simultaneously for about 8 seconds.

2nd Combination: Press and hold the ‘power cool’ and ‘power freeze’ buttons together for about 8 seconds.

3rd Combination: Press and hold the ‘lighting’ and ‘energy-saving’ buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds.

4th Combination: Press and hold the ‘lighting’ and ‘power save’ buttons together for about 8 seconds.

5th Combination: Press and hold the ‘filter reset’ and ‘ice type’ buttons for about 8 seconds.

6th Combination: Press and hold the ‘vacation’ and power freeze’ buttons for about 10 seconds.

The combination you choose will depend on what model your refrigerator is and what buttons it comes with.

Is There a Reset Button on an Electrolux Ice Maker?

Some Electrolux refrigerator ice maker models have a reset button under the machine. The button is bright red, and you cannot miss it. Check the user manual if you need help finding the button on your ice maker model; only some ice makers have it.

How to Reset the Ice Maker on an Electrolux Refrigerator

To reset the ice maker on this unit, press and hold the ice maker reset button for about 10 seconds. The button is bright red and is on the bottom of the ice maker.

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After 10 seconds, the ice maker will start turning and making ice. But it is possible for this to happen before 10 seconds elapse. So if the ice maker starts operating while you are still pressing the reset button, release it. The ice maker is successfully reset.

Another method is to turn the ice maker off and unplug it. Leave it unplugged for about ten minutes before plugging it in again. This shuld reset the ice maker and get it back to normal functions.

How to Reset Error Codes on an Electrolux Fridge

Before resetting any error codes on your Electrolux fridge, you must determine what is causing the error. It could be with the sensor, main control board, defrost circuit, or evaporator fan circuit. Typically, resetting the fridge fixes the errors, but it is best to contact the Electrolux Service Center for further assistance in fixing the possible errors.

How to Reset the Water Filter on Electrolux Refrigerator

To reset the water filter on an Electrolux refrigerator, press the Reset Water Filter button on the display panel for about 3 seconds. The illuminated water filter icon will go off, indicating that the water filter status is reset.

In addition, for some models, you will have to press the Filter Status button and hold it for about 3 seconds. The illuminated ‘replace’ will change to ‘good’. Then, you know the water filter has reset.

Important Note

Go for a professional technician or call the Electrolux service center if the problem with your refrigerator is too complex. Don’t attempt to fix everything yourself or you risk compounding the problems.

Additionally, always unplug the refrigerator from the power source before you attempt any troubleshooting, reset or repair.

How to Reset Electrolux Refrigerator – Related FAQs

1. How Do I Reset My Electrolux Icon Refrigerator?

To reset your Electrolux Icon refrigerator, just shut off the circuit breakers of the unit if you can locate them. If you cannot, then unplug it from the wall socket it is connected to. Leave the unit off for about 5 minutes. Turn it on again by plugging it back into the wall socket. The refrigerator will go back to normal operations.

2. Where Is the Reset Button on Electrolux Refrigerator?

There is no dedicated button for resetting an Electrolux refrigerator. However, a unique combination of buttons will reset your Electrolux unit.

3. How to Reset Air Filter on an Electrolux Refrigerator

To reset the air filter on an Electrolux refrigerator, press the Air Filter reset button on the display panel. Hold it for about 3 seconds.

The display will go from ‘replace’ to ‘good’ if the replacement process was successful. When this happens, the air filter resets. The filter button will go off by itself after flashing for a couple of seconds.

Watch this video to see how to reset the water filter after replacing it…

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