How to Reset Any Kenmore Refrigerator (easiest way)

The Kenmore brand of refrigerators are one of the most popular on the market today. This is in part due to their innovative designs, easy maintenance and reliable warranties. They have been around for many years with a long track record of reliability and quality products.

 If, for some reason you feel your Kenmore refrigerator isn’t working as it should however, it can often be remedied by performing a reset. 

Do Kenmore Refrigerators Have A Reset Button?

Many Kenmore refrigerators don’t have a specified reset button. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be reset. Keep reading for ways to reset Kenmore refrigerators.

How To Reset A Kenmore Refrigerator

To reset a Kenmore refrigerator just open one of the doors, press and hold down the “ultra ice” and “home” button simultaneously for around 5 seconds. Then unplug the power cord or trip the circuit breaker. After a few minutes replug the cord into the power supply or set the circuit breaker to “on” and your refrigerator is reset.

How To Reset The Temperature 

To reset the temperature on a Kenmore refrigerator press and hold the fridge temp and freezer temp buttons simultaneously until you hear a beep. Then run through the freezer temperature options by continuously pressing the freezer temp button. 

To reset the fridge temperature do exactly the same only using the fridge temp button. Be warned Kenmore only advises resetting one temperature in 24 hours so choose either the fridge or the freezer on one day and set the other one the following day.

How To Reset The Water Filter Light

To reset the water filter light after replacing the water filter, press and hold both the automatic light button and the lock button at the same time for 3 to 5 seconds. Once the filter status indicator starts to flash, release the buttons. Then press and hold the water filter reset button for 3 to 5 seconds.

Next, press and hold the light button and the lock button simultaneously until the filter indicator light starts flashing. After releasing the light and lock buttons, repress the light button 5 times in 10 seconds. Or press and hold the filter button for between 5 to 10 seconds. 


Kenmore Refrigerator Error Codes

Kenmore refrigerators use error codes on their smart refrigerators to indicate where faults have occurred. It might be helpful to identify the problem areas by checking the list below.

Error Code Code Indicates
Er-FSFreezer Sensor fault
Er-rSRefrigerator Sensor Fault
Er-dSDefrosting Sensor Fault
Er-ISIcing Sensor Fault
Er-dHInsufficient Defrosting
Er-IFIce Making Fan Motor Fault
Er-FFFreezer Fan Motor Fault
Er-CFMechanical Fan Motor Fault
Er-COCommunication Fault

How To Reset Error Code Display

To reset the display panel and clear the error code you will need to turn the refrigerator off and then unplug it. Allow at least 10 seconds and then plug it back in, check the display. If the code is still displayed it’s time to call an engineer.

How To Reset The Air Filter Light

To reset the air filter indicator light hold down the light and lock buttons simultaneously until the change filter light flashes. Then press the filter button or the light button for 5 to 10 seconds.

Resetting A Kenmore Refrigerator After A Power Outage 

At some point or another it’s inevitable that a power outage will occur. We have no control over the power entering our homes, all we can do is reset our appliances after the power returns. To reset the refrigerator, remove the power cable (unplug the fridge) for around 3 to 5 minutes. Then plug it back in and it should be reset.

Resetting The Control Panel

To reset the control panel on a Kenmore refrigerator just turn the circuit breaker off or unplug the power cord and allow 5 to 10 minutes to pass. Then reconnect with the power supply and the control panel will be reset.


Resetting The Ice Maker

To reset the ice maker, locate the power switch which can be found to the front of the ice maker’s PC board. Switch it off and then remove the power supply from the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. Reconnect the power supply and switch the ice maker back on.

Resetting The Defrost Timer

This has to be one of the simplest resets of all, just open the fridge door and press the off button on the thermostat. This turns the machine off completely, then unplug the power supply, and wait 5 to 10 minutes. Plug the power supply back in and turn on the power, the defrost timer should now be reset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a way to reset a Kenmore refrigerator?

To reset a Kenmore refrigerator press the Home and Ultra ice buttons at the same time for 5 to 10 seconds. Then unplug the power supply, wait 3 to 5 minutes, reconnect the power supply and your refrigerator is now reset.

Why is my fridge light on but not cold?

If the fridge light is on and you can hear the compressor but the fridge is not chilling the contents, it’s probably due to a faulty evaporator fan.

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