Our article details how to reset a Whirlpool refrigerator. If you have had problems finding out how to reset some parts of this refrigerator, we have divided the answers for you into different sections…
How to Reset Your Whirlpool Refrigerator: Replace Filter Light
To reset the replace filter light of your Whirlpool fridge, take the following steps:
1. Press the options button. Doing this will pop up three options.
2. Select “Filter reset” from the options provided.
3. Hit the confirm button and wait. After three seconds, you will hear a beep indicating that a reset has been performed.
This video explains how to reset the ‘replace water filter’ light…
How to Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator Ice Maker
To reset the ice maker of a Whirlpool refrigerator, take the following steps:
Step 1: Adjust the feeler of the ice maker to shut it off. You need to do this in order to cut off the water supply to the ice maker. It is safe and not messy.
Step 2: Remove the ice tray and look for the reset button on the bottom of the ice maker.
Step 3: Press and hold down the reset button for about 10 seconds. Let go of it if the ice maker begins turning again or if you hear a chime inside the unit.
Step 4: If your ice maker has no reset button, find the on/off switch on the ice maker and turn it to ‘off’. Then unplug the refrigerator and leave it unplugged for about 10 minutes.
Step 5: Plug the refrigerator back in and the switch will come back on. This resets the ice maker.
How to Reset Defrost Timer on a Whirlpool Refrigerator
To reset the defrost timer in this unit, go to the back panel of the refrigerator and unscrew it. Disconnect the unit from the power outlet. Find the round notch on the defrost timer, turn it anti-clockwise with a screwdriver with a flathead.
Keep turning it until you hear the fan of the refrigerator stop. This shows that the defrost timer has been reset.
How to Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator Control Board
To reset the control board of this unit, open the door of the refrigerator and locate the door switches. Press both the switches and the refrigerator temperature button up to three times in ten seconds.
Release the switches and button, and you will see the letter ‘s’ displayed on the panel of the freezer section. The letter ‘e’ will be displayed in the fridge section.
Press the temp button of the fridge once. Some numbers will show on the display, with ‘1’ showing on the display of the freezer section. Then, if the display of the fridge goes blank while the freezer shows ‘1’, the control board has been reset.
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How to Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator – Specific Models
How to Reset Control Panel on a Whirlpool Gold Refrigerator
To reset the control panel on a Whirlpool Gold refrigerator, take the following steps:
1. Turn off the circuit breaker or unplug the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
2. Power the fridge by turning on the circuit breaker or plugging the fridge back in.
3. Turn on the cooling function.
4. Check the functionality of the control panel.
How to Reset Ice Maker on a Whirlpool Gold Refrigerator
To reset the ice maker on this unit, find the ice tray and remove it. After the removal, you should see a bright RED reset button on the bottom of the ice maker. Push this button and hold it for 10 seconds.
Note: Always get the help of a professional technician if you find the fault too difficult to handle alone. Attempting to repair your refrigerator by yourself could lead to more problems.
Check out these guides on resetting other refrigerator brands…
How to Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator – Related FAQs
Can You Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator by Unplugging It?
You can reset a refrigerator just by unplugging it. To do this, unplug the device from the wall for 30 to 45 minutes, then turn it back on. This will reset the device and, in some cases, might be enough to fix any problem completely.
In principle, all devices can be turned on or off, but the refrigerator cannot be turned off easily.
How Do I Reset My Whirlpool Water Dispenser?
You can reset your Whirlpool water dispenser by pressing and holding the “Water filter” button for three seconds. When the device has been reset, the water filter icon automatically returns to the initial blue color and you will stop seeing the “Replace Filter” prompt on the display screen.
How Do I Reset My Whirlpool Refrigerator after a Power Outage?
To reset your unit after a power outage, press and hold the “Lock” and “Filter” button simultaneously for three seconds. Doing this will turn on the cooling feature of the refrigerator.
How to Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator
To reset a Whirlpool refrigerator, take the following steps:
1. Open the refrigerator door and search for the switches adjoined to it.
2. Press the switches and the temperature button simultaneously up to three times in 10 seconds. This should reset your freezer.
To find out if the reset was successful, check to see if there is a letter “S” display on the freezer section when you release the switches. There should also be a letter “E” on the fridge’s display to indicate that the reset has been performed.
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