How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator [Detailed Guide]

This article provides answers to how to reset Frigidaire refrigerators, including their different parts. Whether your model is a Frigidaire Gallery or a Frigidaire Professional, the instructions are similar. We have given each refrigerator part its own section…

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How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator

There are several methods of resetting a Frigidaire refrigerator. Depending on your model, you may find Power Freezer and Power Cool buttons on the control panel. Press and hold both buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. The refrigerator should shut off and resume operations when the reset is complete and successful.

Another method is a hard reset. This is the commonest method, where you disconnect the refrigerator from electric power. Do this by unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet or powering down the circuit breaker.

Wait about five to ten minutes for the control board and compressor to reset before reconnecting the appliance to the electric power. You should hear the compressor and other motors resume operations as the refrigerator kicks into action.

If none of the above works, consider resetting the refrigerator using the defrost timer. Locate the timer inside the appliance, at the back of the temperature control housing. You will find a notch on a hole on the timer that you can turn. Use a flat-head screwdriver to turn the notch counterclockwise.

You will hear the compressor and fan motors turn off and turn on again as the refrigerator resets. However, the timer must be in good working condition to work for this reset. Otherwise, the process will not work and the appliance will require a new defrost timer.

Note: These steps apply to all Frigidaire refrigerator models.

Frigidaire Upright Freezer Reset Button Location

There is no dedicated button for resetting a Frigidaire upright freezer. To reset the freezer, unplug it from the wall outlet or turn off the circuit breaker. Wait five to ten minutes for the compressor and control board to reset and resume normal functions. Then, you can reconnect the appliance and ensure it is cooling.

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How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarm

Here’s how to reset each type of alarm and what it stands for:

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarm: Power Failure (PF) Alarm

To reset power after an outage, press the ‘mute’ button or the ‘default settings’ button. If your model doesn’t have these buttons, press ‘options’, then press ‘set’ to acknowledge the alarm.

This alarm alerts you to power failure.

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarm: “H”, “Hi”, or “High temp” Alarm

Reset the alarm by pressing the temp alarm button. This will mute it but it will beep at intervals until the temperature reaches the recommended setting.

The alarm will activate when the freezer reaches 26 degrees Fahrenheit, or the refrigerator reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

It indicates that the temperatures in the refrigerator and the freezer are too high. This happens when the door of the refrigerator is left open for a long time.

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarm: Door Ajar Alarm

To reset this alarm, close the door of the refrigerator and press the set button to reset the alarm.

This alarm indicates that the door has been left open for up to 5 seconds.

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarm: Flapper Alarm

The alarm will reset itself after 2 minutes or you can reset it manually by removing the ice cube and pressing the set button.

It will come on if the flapper or ice cube door is held open by a jammed ice cube.

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarm: Sb Alarm

Pressing and holding “∨” on freezer temp and “∧” on refrigerator temp for five seconds will reset it.

The alarm indicates that your refrigerator is in Sabbath mode.

DI SP Alarm

Simply remove the ice jammed in the ice chute and the alarm will reset.

Alarms on your Frigidaire refrigerator indicate that something is wrong or a part needs replacing.

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How to Reset Air Filter in a Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator

Follow these steps to reset the air filter on a Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator:

Step 1: Open the refrigerator.

Step 2: Pull out the air filter holder.

Step 3: Slide out the air filter that needs to be changed, then replace it with the new one.

Step 4: Put the air filter holder back into its position.

Step 5: Press and hold the Air Filter Reset button on the electronic control panel for three seconds. When the display changes from “Replace” to “Good,” the status has been reset.

Step 6: The Air Filter Reset light will turn itself off after a few seconds.

How to Replace the Water Filter in a Frigidaire Refrigerator

Reset the water filter by following these steps:

Step 1: Push the end/face of the water filter inwards to unlock it.

Step 2: Push it in a little bit, then pull it out from its compartment.

Step 3: Get the new water filter. Push it into the water filter compartment until it clicks.

Step 4: Run the water for about 3 minutes or until you start getting a good flow of water.

Step 5: Press and hold the Filter Status button on the Ice and Water Dispenser control panel for three seconds. When the display changes from “Replace” to “Good,” the status has been reset.

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This video visually explains all the steps listed above…

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How Do You Reset the Change Filter Light on Your Frigidaire Refrigerator?

To reset the change filter light on your Frigidaire refrigerator, press and hold the reset button on the front panel until the light goes off.

If the light is green, it means your filters are good and the light has been reset. But if it is red, then one or both of the filters is due for a change.

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Compressor

If your compressor is not running, do any of the following to reset it:

Option 1: Adjust the temperature of the refrigerator and freezer, if they were set, to “off” or “0.”

Option 2: Wait for the refrigerator to complete the defrost cycle if it is defrosting automatically. This will last for 30 minutes. After that, your compressor will be reset.

Option 3: Confirm that the plug is well connected to the outlet.

However, if your compressor keeps going off and on, there is no cause for alarm. This happens because the thermostat is trying to keep the refrigerator at a constant temperature.

How to Reset a Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator Display

Reset your Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator display by unplugging it from the wall. Leave it unplugged for 30 seconds. Plug it back to the wall and wait for another 5 minutes before you power the appliance. This will reset the display panel.

But if the display panel is not showing any light, this means that it has been locked. To unlock it, press and hold the control lock button for three seconds.

Note that the display panel on a Frigidaire refrigerator is a touch screen. You only need to touch the glass lightly; do not apply force

How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator Defrost Timer

The following steps will help you reset the defrost timer of a Frigidaire refrigerator:

Step 1: Locate the defrost timer at the bottom or back of the refrigerator, covered with a panel.

Step 2: Unscrew the panel to expose the defrost timer.

Step 3: You will find a notch on the face of the defrost timer; turn it anti-clockwise until it is completely turned. The refrigerator will shut down after a few seconds. When it turns no further, do not apply force to avoid breaking it.

Step 4: Listen to know when the fan stops running. When it has stopped, it means that the defrost timer is resetting.

Step 5: Replace the back panel that exposed the defrost timer. After 20 – 30 minutes, the defrost timer will resume operation.

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How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator – Related FAQs

1. Why Is My Frigidaire Ice Maker Not Making Ice?

Your Frigidaire ice maker is not making ice because of any of the following:

Option 1: The ice maker switch is turned off.

Option 2: The temperature of the freezer is higher than 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Option 3: The door seal is faulty, which means the door is usually ajar.

Option 4: The water filter is clogged.

Option 5: The pressure of the water in your house is low.

Option 6: The door switch has failed.

Option 7: The water inlet valve is faulty.

Option 8: The ice maker, ice level control board, or the ice maker mold thermostat is faulty.

2. What Is the First Thing to Check When Refrigerator Stops Working?

When your refrigerator stops working, the first thing to check is the circuit breaker that serves the refrigerator. Turn on the breaker if it tripped. But if the fuse is broken, replace it.

Additionally, if the light is on but the refrigerator stops working, check the outlet where you plugged the fridge. Plug a lamp into the outlet to test if there is power in it. If the lamp does not come on, it indicates that the outlet is bad. On the contrary, if the lamp comes on, check the power cord of the refrigerator.

3. How to Reset a Frigidaire Refrigerator after Power Outage

When there is a power outage, you will see a “PF” alert on the display screen. This will be followed by a loud alarm. Press the alarm icon to acknowledge it. This will reset the refrigerator to its normal operation mode.

4. How to Reset the Ice Maker on a Frigidaire Refrigerator

To reset the ice maker on a Frigidaire refrigerator, locate the on/off button of the ice maker. You can access it by removing the ice tray. Press it until the light turns red. Wait about fifteen minutes before pressing and holding the button again until the light turns green.

A second option is to turn off the ice maker, wait about ten to fifteen minutes, and turn it on again. Some refrigerator ice maker models have a power button, while others do not. If your model has a power button, press it to turn the machine off.

But if not, use the metal arm by the side; lift it shut the machine off and bring it down to turn it on again. Remember to wait fifteen minutes between turning it off and on each time.

You can also locate the reset button on some Frigidaire ice maker models. Press and hold the button for about five seconds to reset the machine.

Another option is to unplug the refrigerator from electric power for about ten minutes to reset the entire unit, including the ice maker. Plug the appliance back into electric power and ensure it is cooling. Wait to see if the ice maker resumes normal functions.

For a Frigidaire portable ice maker, press the power button to turn it off ad disconnect it from the wall outlet. Wait several minutes before reconnecting it to power. Afterward, press the power button to turn on the ice maker and resume normal functions.

5. How to Reset the Temperature on a Frigidaire Refrigerator

To reset the temperature on a Frigidaire refrigerator, press the “∧” or “∨” indicator to adjust it to your desired setting. It will start blinking as soon as you touch it. After 5 seconds of inactivity, the display will beep to accept the new temperature.

6. How Do I Reset My Frigidaire Refrigerator to Factory Settings?

To factory reset your Frigidaire refrigerator, press the default settings button on the display panel. All your customized refrigerator settings such as alarm tones, temperature display, and temperature will return to factory default settings.

7. How Do You Reset the Code on a Frigidaire Refrigerator?

If your refrigerator is flashing H1 on the freezer side of the display panel, it means that the temperature is above 26 degrees Fahrenheit. But if it is on the fridge side, the temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. To reset the code, unplug the refrigerator and plug it back in.

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