This article shows you (in simple steps) how to reset KitchenAid refrigerators of all types. You will find steps on how to reset different parts of your KitchenAid fridge as we’ve gone ahead to give each part its own section.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator
To reset a KitchenAid fridge, press and hold the ‘water filter’ or ‘filter reset’ buttons. This is done when you change the water filter in your fridge. The fridge needs a reset every time you make this change.
For the water filter button, hold it until the filter icon on the display panel changes to blue. The KitchenAid fridge will reset when you do this.
For the filter reset button, hold it until the flashing light showing the filter status goes off. Doing this will reset the fridge.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator Control Panel
To reset a KitchenAid refrigerator control panel, follow these steps:
Step 1: Unplug the Refrigerator
Unplug the fridge from the power outlet. If it is not connected to a power outlet, turn off the circuit breakers. Leave it without any power supply for about 10 minutes.
Step 2: Plug Back the Refrigerator
Plug it back into the power outlet or turn on the circuit breakers.
Step 3: Check Controls
Wait to make sure the refrigerator is cooling. If it is not, check the controls in it to be sure they are turned on.
Step 4: Check Control Panel
Check the control panel in front of the fridge to see if it is working. It will show the usual lights and the home screen.
Hard resets usually take care of a malfunctioning control panel. But if these steps do not work, you will have to get a professional repairer to take a look at it for repairs.
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How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator after Power Outage
To reset a KitchenAid refrigerator after a power outage, simply tap any button so that the beeping will stop. Then tap any button of your choice again so that the icon that shows power outage can go off.
Doing this will confirm that you are aware of the power outage. Once the icon goes off, confirming you know, the display screen will return to normal, indicating that you have successfully reset your fridge.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator Alarm
To reset a KitchenAid refrigerator alarm, you have to first find what is causing the alarm to beep.
Power outage will activate the alert tone, which will beep three times. This is to let you know that the temperature in the fridge has risen past the recommended level. To reset it, just touch whichever button you choose and the beeping will stop.
If the freezer or fridge door is left open for up to five minutes, cooling sets in and the alarm beeps with 2 minutes intervals. To reset it, simply shut the open door.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator Over Temperature Alarm
To reset the over-temperature alarm on a KitchenAid fridge, the temperature within the fridge has to return to normal. You can press the ‘reset alarm’ button on the panel to shut off the flashing light on the display and the beeping.
But the light will keep coming on at 4-hour intervals until the temperatures in the fridge and freezer drop to recommended levels.
How to Replace Filter in a KitchenAid Refrigerator
To replace the filter on a KitchenAid refrigerator, you will first find the model of water filter that will fit in with your fridge model.
There are 5 different water filter models for KitchenAid fridges. The following show how to use each model and where they are fixed in the refrigerators:
Model 1: EDR2RXD1
This will go in the KitchenAid model that has the water filter compartment in the upper right-hand side, inside the fridge.
Step 1: Open the door to the filter compartment and pull on the filter, turning it to the left as you do so. Throw it away. Take the new filter, remove the cover and O-rings protective coverings.
Step 2: Be sure the arrow points upwards before inserting it into the filter compartment. Close the door.
Step 3: Run water through it so that the new filter will be clean.
Model 2: EDR4RXD1
This model will go in the fridge model with the filter compartment on the right side of the roof.
Step 1: Open the door of the compartment by pulling on the visible lever.
Step 2: Turn the old filter to the left and pull it out. Throw it out.
Step 3: Put the new filter in the compartment, align it properly and push it in, turning it to the right as you do so. Be sure it locks in.
Step 4: Close the door of the compartment and run water through it to clean it out.
Model 3: EDR1RXD1
This model will go in the filter that is on the upper right hand side of the fridge
Step 1: Open the compartment door.
Step 2: Pull out the old filter and throw it away.
Step 3: Insert the new filter after removing the O-rings’ protective coverings. Be sure the arrow on the filter points up. If it doesn’t slide in freely, turn it until the grooves align.
Step 4: When you get it right, the compartment door will close on its own. But push it manually so it snaps shut.
Step 5: Run water through it until the new filter is thoroughly clean.
Here is a video to explain the process…
Model 4: EDR3RXD1
For this model, the filter compartment will be on the left side of the base grille of the fridge.
Step 1: Press the button on the door to eject the filter. Remove the black cap from it and throw away the old filter.
Step 2: Replace the blue cap on the new filter with the black one from the old filter. Make sure the O-rings remain intact after removing the blue cap.
Step 3: Put the new filter in, making sure the arrow points up. You will know it is fully in when the eject button pops out.
Step 4: Run water until the filter is clean.
Model 5: EDR5RXD1
The cartridge cap of the filter will be on the left side of the base grille of the refrigerator
Step 1: Turn the cap in a counterclockwise fashion until the handle becomes vertical. Pull the filter out then.
Step 2: Remove the cap of the filter by moving it from the top to the bottom of the filter. Slide it off, keep it and throw out the old filter.
Step 3: Take the new filter and slide in the old cap after removing the new cap and O-rings’ protective coverings.
Step 4: Keep the cap handle vertical and push the filter into its slot. Turn it until it is horizontal again.
Step 5: Run water to clean out the filter properly.
This video shows the general process of changing the water filter in a KitchenAid fridge…
Check out these guides on resetting other refrigerator brands…
How to Reset Water Filter in a KitchenAid Refrigerator
To reset the water filter of your KitchenAid refrigerator, hold down the button marked ‘filter reset’ for a few seconds. The water filter status light will go off once the fridge resets.
Another way to do this is to hold down the button marked ‘water filter’ for about 3 seconds. The ‘replace filter’ flashing on the display will vanish and the filter icon will turn blue again.
Additionally, you can press both the ‘max cool’ and ‘max ice’ buttons at the same time for about 3 seconds to reset the water filter. Once the display counts down from 3 to 1, the icon will flash and a toe will begin to play. Then, you know you are good to go.
These methods apply to all KitchenAid refrigerators.
How to Reset the Temperature of a KitchenAid Refrigerator
To reset the temperature of a KitchenAid refrigerator, follow these steps:
Step 1: Unplug the refrigerator from the power source and leave it that way for a number of minutes.
Step 2: Turn off the freezer and fridge controls to 0 or ‘Off’. The controls are located inside the refrigerator.
Step 3: Plug it back into the power source again. Then move the controls to the settings you want.
Step 4: Give the refrigerator’s temperature time, at least 24 hours, to stabilize.
How to Reset the Ice Maker of KitchenAid Refrigerator
To reset the ice maker of a KitchenAid refrigerator, do the following:
Step 1: Open the freezer door. Turn on the manual switch of the ice maker.
Step 2: On the door jamb, there is a plastic tab. Tap it gently. This will cause the light in the fridge to go off.
Step 3: Shut the door of the freezer and give it about 10 seconds to reset. Open it and press the door switch 3 times before shutting it again.
Step 4: Give it a few more seconds before opening it so the ice maker can reset.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator Compressor
To reset the compressor of a KitchenAid refrigerator:
1. Disconnect the refrigerator from the power source. Leave it disconnected for some minutes.
2. Inside the refrigerator, turn off the thermostat, which controls its coolness or warmness. It looks like a circular dial. Connect the refrigerator again to a power source.
3. Move the thermostat to the settings you want.
4. Allow the refrigerator some time to adjust to the new settings. The thermostat will cause electricity to flow to the compressor after the shutdown. This will reset the compressor before it continues normal operations.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator to Factory Settings
To reset your KitchenAid refrigerator to factory settings, take the following steps:
Step 1: Click on ‘Options’ on your display panel. A list of options will appear.
Step 2: Click ‘Settings’. Under Settings, pick ‘Factory Reset’.
Step 3: The next display will give you the option of choosing ‘Yes’ if you want to continue or ‘No’ to discontinue. Choosing yes will reset the fridge to factory settings.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator Thermostat
To reset your KitchenAid refrigerator thermostat:
Step 1: Turn off the refrigerator by unplugging from the power outlet.
Step 2: After waiting a few minutes, switch off the thermostat inside the fridge by turning it to ‘Off’ or 0.
Step 3: Turn the fridge back on by plugging it back to a power source.
Step 4: Move the thermostat dial back to where you want it to be.
Step 5: Let it sit that way until the compressor gets the refrigerator up to the setting you put.
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How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator – Related FAQs
What If My Water Filter Won’t Reset?
If your water filter light is not resetting, you will have to unplug your fridge and plug it back again. This will reboot the whole fridge, including the control board which controls everything.
Is There a Reset Button on a KitchenAid Refrigerator?
There is no dedicated reset button on a KitchenAid refrigerator. A unique combination of buttons will help you reset the fridge.
How to Give a KitchenAid Fridge a Hard Reset
To give a KitchenAid fridge a hard reset, simply unplug it from any power outlet it is connected to. Leave it unplugged for about 35 to 40 minutes then plug it back.
How to Reset a KitchenAid Refrigerator Door Alarm
To reset a KitchenAid refrigerator door alarm, simply shut the freezer drawer or fridge doors properly. The alarm beeps when the doors are left open between 2 and 5 minutes.