How to Reset Any Frigidaire Refrigerator (easiest way)

Frigidaire refrigerators have a great reputation within the industry, and for good reason. They do exactly what they’re supposed to, consistently for years. But if you feel your Frigidaire refrigerator isn’t performing as well as it once did. It might be time for a reset.

Whether you rely on your Frigidaire fridge in the kitchen, garage, basement or shed you need it functioning at its best. And in all fairness, they’re usually so reliable that we don’t even give them a second thought. But if for any reason, your food isn’t feeling as cold as it should be and you want to reset your fridge, keep reading.

Do Frigidaire Refrigerators Have A Reset Button?

As technology advances and all appliances get upgraded, and many companies include a reset button on their fridges, you could be excused for looking for the reset button on your Frigidaire refrigerator. However, most Frigidaire refrigerators don’t have reset buttons but that doesn’t mean you can’t reset them.

Frigidaire Refrigerators And Power Outages

We have all experienced the inconvenience of a power outage, and they’re something that’s simply beyond our control. For the most part a power outage is just an annoyance but when it comes to resetting electrical items once the power returns it can be a real pain. If you notice your Frigidaire refrigerator isn’t running as well as it did before the power outage, a reset could be all it needs to get it running properly again.

How To Reset A Frigidaire Refrigerator After A Power Outage

Performing a reset on your Frigidaire refrigerator couldn’t be simpler, all you need to do is unplug the fridge from its power source for around 10 to 15 minutes. Then plug it back in and switch on the power and that’s it, reset completed.

How To Perform A Factory Reset On A Frigidaire Refrigerator

If you need to perform a complete factory reset on your frigidaire refrigerator to restore it to the settings that it originally came with it’s a simple task to perform. All you need do is hold down the “Power Cool” and “Power Freezer” buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. Once you remove your hands from those buttons your Frigidaire refrigerator will have reset.

Although we called it a factory reset it isn’t strictly speaking a factory reset because fridges don’t ever actually need full factory resets. Factory resets are used on devices that allow downloads because after a few downloads the system can become overloaded or fragmented and a factory reset is all that will clean the system. As refrigerators don’t need or receive downloads, they don’t need complete factory resets.

The reset we have just described is more than sufficient to resolve any minor issues with your fridge and get it running correctly again. So more of a general reset than a factory reset but the end result is just the same.

How To Reset The Water Filter Display After Changing The Filter

After changing the water filter in your Frigidaire refrigerator (which is recommended to be changed twice a year) it can be annoying if the water filter status symbol is still showing that the filter needs replacing after you have already replaced it. To reset the filter light, press and hold the filter status button on the control panel for around 3 to 5 seconds the display should change from replace to good.


Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarms

It can be unnerving if the refrigerator alarm activates, especially if you don’t know how to deactivate it. Below you will find all of the alarms found on Frigidaire refrigerators , how to deactivate them and what the codes shown on the display panel indicate.

Display Alarm CodeAlarm Code Indicates
PFPower Failure
DI SPIce Jammed In Ice Chute
SbRefrigerator in Sabbath Mode
Alarm sounds but no codeDoor Open For Longer Than 5 Seconds
Alarm sounds but no codeIce Cube Door Jammed Open 
H, Hi or High Temp (depending on model)Internal Temperature Too High

How To Reset Frigidaire Refrigerator Alarms

Now we have an idea of what the various alarm codes indicate we can look at how to deactivate the alarms.

How To Reset PF Alarm

To reset the alarm after a power outage press the mute button or the default settings button. If your model has neither of these press options and then press set. 

How To Reset DI SP Alarm

This is one of the simplest alarms to reset. All you need to do is remove the ice that’s stuck in the ice chute and the alarm will automatically reset.

How To Reset Sb Alarm

To deactivate Sb alarm, press “V” on freezer temp and “∧” on refrigerator temp simultaneously for 5 seconds.

How To Reset Door Open Alarm

To reset the door open alarm, simply close the refrigerator door and press the set button.

How To Reset The Ice Door Jammed Alarm

This alarm will automatically reset after 2 minutes or, alternatively you can reset it by removing the offending ice cube and then pressing the set button.

How To Reset The H, Hi, or High Temp Alarm

To reset the temperature too high, press the temp alarm button. This will only mute the alarm which will keep beeping every so often until the temperature reaches the desired settings.

How To Reset The Compressor On A Frigidaire Refrigerator

There are a number of reasons the compressor isn’t working, it could be; the refrigerator is on a defrost cycle. This usually lasts for around 30 minutes after which the compressor will be reset and start up again. 

Another option is to adjust the temperature of both the fridge and freezer assuming they were set to “0” or “off”. The final reason is a lack of power which could be caused by a power outage or the fridge either not being plugged in or the mains switch is off.


How To Reset The Defrost Timer

The defrost timer is located in one of two places depending on the Frigidaire refrigerator model you own. It will either be at the bottom or at the back of the refrigerator. Once located, unscrew the panel and remove. Turn the notch on the face of the defrost timer anti-clockwise until it won’t turn any more. 

This will shut down the refrigerator after a few moments, don’t force the notch any further as you risk damaging your appliance. Once the fan stops running the defrost timer is resetting and it’s time to replace the panel and screws. The defrost timer will be fully operational after around 30 minutes.

How To Reset The Air Filter Light

After replacing the air filter, press and hold the air filter reset button on the display pad for 3 to 5 seconds. The display will change from replace to good, after which it will turn itself off completely after around 5 to 10 seconds.

How To Reset The Display Panel On A Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator

Firstly check if the lock has been activated, if it has the display screen will not show any light at all. If it is due to the lock just press and hold the control lock button for 3 to 5 seconds. If the lock wasn’t activated, remove the plug from the power socket for around 2 to 3 minutes then plug it in and turn it on and the display panel will be reset.

Frigidaire Error Codes

As with all refrigerators, Frigidaire refrigerators have a unique set of error codes. Even if you are unable to repair the fault yourself, it might be useful to at least understand what the error code indicates.

Error CodeCode Indicates
SY CEPower Up Communication Fault
4Air Damper Connection Fault
5Y EFEvaporator Fan Circuit Fault
EFEvaporator Fan Circuit Fault
dFDefrost Fault
5Y CFPower Up Communication Fault
SY EFEvaporator Fan Circuit Fault
SHFreezer Sensor Fault
SY CFPower Up Communication Fault
OP Fresh Food Sensor Fault
Sb or 5bSabbath Mode

What Is Sabbath Mode On A Frigidaire Refrigerator & How Do You Use It?

This feature disables certain areas of the fridge and their controls, which is mainly used by members of the orthodox Jewish community. According to certain aspects of their religious holidays including the Sabbath. To select or deselect Sabbath mode, press and hold “V” on the freezer temp and “∧” on the fridge temp at the same time for a minimum of 5 seconds.

Whilst Sabbath mode is in operation, a high temperature alarm will sound if the fridge door is left open. This alarm will continue to sound for around 10 minutes, after which it will cut out, but the fridge will display a red high temperature icon even if the door is subsequently closed. The red high temperature display icon will remain until the Sabbath mode has been cancelled and the display unit reset.

Once the door is closed, the fridge will continue to function as normal without violating the religious refrigeration functions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you reset a Frigidaire refrigerator?

To reset a Frigidaire refrigerator press the “Power Freeze” and “Power Cool” buttons simultaneously and hold for around 5 seconds. On release the refrigerator will be reset.

What is quick freeze on Frigidaire Gallery?

The quick freeze function on the Frigidaire Gallery speeds up the freezing of foods in the freezer. The downside of this function is it can produce a buildup of ice in the freezer.

How do you change the water filter on a Frigidaire refrigerator?

To change the water filter on a Frigidaire refrigerator just push the old filter slightly to release it then remove it and push the new filter in until it clicks into place.

One comment on “How to Reset Any Frigidaire Refrigerator (easiest way)

  1. We had a 4-day power outage. Returning home I tried to reset my Frigidaire refrigerator following Google instructions. No problem with the freezer, but refrigerator will not stay reset.

    What else can I do?

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