“Help! I need to reset my Fisher and Paykel refrigerator!”
Then you’ve come to the right place.
Here, we outline the five steps that you need to do to reset your fridge.
Read on to find out:
- Whether a Fisher and Paykel fridge has a reset button.
- About common issues of Fisher and Paykel refrigerators.
- How a reset can help restore your fridge to full performance.
- How you can reset specific components of your Fisher and Paykel fridge.
- And so much more…
How to reset a Fisher And Paykel refrigerator?
To reset a Fisher and Paykel refrigerator, you need to first open it and look for the temperature switch. Turn the switch off, then unplug the fridge from the wall socket. After that, wait for a few minutes and boot it back up.
5 steps to reset a Fisher And Paykel refrigerator
#1: Open the fridge
To start the reset process for a Fisher and Paykel refrigerator, the first thing that you do is to open the fridge.
Now, while you’re at it, inspect your door for signs of damage.
Is your door seal broken or distorted?
You don’t need to immediately get a new door seal.
Try washing and realigning the seal first and see if that fixes the issue.
If not, then get to the nearest hardware and pick up a new door seal.
Is there condensation on the surface of the door?
This one is either a simple problem or a very big one.
Let’s start with a simple cause: humidity.
“Sorry, what exactly is humidity again?”
Humidity is measured by how much water vapor is in the air.
During hot summer months, the air tends to get very humid. And when this happens, your fridge door may have condensation on it.
Why? Humid air that passes a cold surface will form little droplets of condensation or “sweat”.
And this is something that you don’t need to worry about.
“Phew! Is that all?”
Now let’s go to another reason for condensation on your Fisher and Paykel door.
You may have damaged gasket seals.
Check your rubber seals and see if it’s torn, corroded, or damaged.
If they are, get new seals.
Finally, check whether there is enough air circulation around the fridge.
You should have at least an inch of space around the walls of your fridge so it doesn’t get “boxed up” or crowded.
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#2: Find the power or temperature switch
Next, look for the power or the temperature switch.
This depends on the specific model of your fridge.
Some models have a power button that you can turn off.
Others come with temperature switches that you also have to turn off.
The power button is the one that looks like this: .
And the temperature switches are usually found inside the fridge, on a control panel.
#3: Turn off the power or temperature switch
To turn off the power button, just press it until the lights in the fridge turn off.
To decrease the temperature, all you have to do is:
- Press the – button.
- Wait until the lights turn off.
Note: Turning off the power button does not cut off the power supply to the fridge.
You can also turn off all the buttons on your fridge’s control panel by enabling your Key Lock. To do this:
- Hold both the + and – buttons for 4 seconds.
- Wait until the lock icon lights up.
Note: Key Lock will not automatically deactivate.
To manually deactivate Key Lock:
- Press the alarm or bell button for at least 4 seconds.
- Wait until the lights come back on.
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#4: Unplug the fridge from the wall
Up next is cutting off the power supply to your Fisher and Paykel fridge.
Unplug your fridge from the wall socket.
Note: When unplugging your fridge, make sure to securely hold the plug.
Never pull on the power cord to avoid the risk of electrical shock.
If your fridge has an ice maker, do the following before you unplug your fridge:
- Turn off the water supply valve by moving the knob in a clockwise direction.
- Do this until you feel the knob tighten.
#5: Wait for a few minutes
“Great! Then I’m all set?”
The last step in this process is to wait for a couple of minutes before you boot your fridge back up.
What does Fisher and Paykel say about it?
According to their page, you can wait for just 1 minute before you turn your refrigerator on again.
But there’s also nothing wrong with waiting even longer, even up to 5 minutes.
“Why do I have to wait that long?”
Resetting your fridge is a lot like refreshing the settings on your Internet router.
To make sure that all the settings are stabilized after the reset, it is best to not rush things.
Waiting for at least 4 to 5 minutes is also called a soft reset or a showroom reset.
After this reset, the settings on your fridge will go back to factory mode.
And it should work at its best again.
Note: If you tipped your fridge while you had it unplugged, wait longer before you plug it back in.
Upon replugging, don’t forget to turn on knobs or switches that you manually turned off.
Like your water valve, or your Key Lock.
Bonus Tips for Resetting Specific Components
Are you changing the water filter on your Fisher and Paykel fridge?
Watch how in this video:
If you do, you need to reset your water filter after.
To do that:
- Look for the “Alarm Mute” and “Warmer” button/icon on your fridge’s display/control panel.
- Press both “Alarm Mute” and “Warmer” for 4 seconds, at the same time.
- Wait until the filter change indicator blinks off.
Also, if you want to reset your fridge alarm, you just have to:
- Look for the Alarm Mute button on your display/control panel.
- Press the button once, until it lights up.
After 20 minutes, the mute will automatically reset.
Then the door alarms will work normally again.
Frequently asked questions:
Is there a reset button on a Fisher And Paykel refrigerator?
Fisher and Paykel refrigerators do not have a reset button.
To do a soft reset, turn off the power button, or the temperature switches.
After that, unplug it from the wall socket.
Then wait for 4 to 5 minutes before replugging it back in.
To do a hard reset, unplug your fridge from the power source.
Leave it unplugged for at least 45 minutes.
Note: Doing a hard reset when it is not needed may damage your fridge.
Always check your warranty policy before you do a hard reset.
Even better, contact an authorized representative.
When should you reset a Fisher And Paykel refrigerator?
There are many instances when a reset may be necessary.
The first is when you just changed a component in the fridge, like the water filter.
Another is when your fridge is experiencing common issues, such as:
- It’s not cooling.
- Its inside has a lot of frost.
- It’s going through sudden temperature changes.
A reset is recommended before you call a professional, as it can solve these issues and more.
But it is important to remember that resetting too often may damage the fridge.
When your fridge is always unplugged from the wall, you may see higher costs on your utility bills.
Also, that can shorten the lifespan of your fridge, as it will have to work hard to restore the temperature back up.