Over-the-Range Microwave - Reset Filter Indicator Light Won't Turn Off

Select GE Series and Profile Series over-the-range microwaves have a Reset Filter notification light on the control panel to indicate when it is time to change the charcoal filter.


The Reset Filter indicator does not detect when the charcoal filter is dirty. This is simply a timed function to remind you to change the filter. The Reset Filter reminder will light up every 6 months.


The charcoal filter should typically be changed every 6 to 12 months, when it is noticeably dirty or discolored or when the Reset Filter indicator light comes on. When the Reset Filter light is on, replace the charcoal filter, then place your finger over the words Reset Filter and press down for 3 seconds. The Reset Filter indicator light will reset and go off.


If you have changed the charcoal filter and tried resetting the Reset Filter indicator light but the Reset Filter notification will not go away, you can try the following:

  • Disconnect power to the microwave for a minute or two by unplugging it or shutting off the circuit breaker/fuse to the microwave. Restore power and see if the light has reset. If this does not clear the Reset Filter indicator light, service will be needed.


For service, please schedule a service appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.