Elkay Bottle Filler Reset Filter and Bottle Count Directions

Two of the most common Elkay bottle filler maintenance questions we get are “How do I reset the filter monitor?” and “How do I reset the bottle counter?” The answer to these questions can be found in the ‘Installation and Use Manual’ that is shipped with the unit, however that manual is easy to misplace or accidentally throw away after installation. So, we have pulled Elkay’s instructions for resetting the filter monitor and resetting the bottle counter here in this article. These directions are for EZWS and LZWS model units. 


Reset Elkay Bottle Filler Filter Monitor

1) Instructions apply to filtered units only.

2) Depress the program button* for approximately 2 seconds until the display changes then release. The display will change and scroll through two messages:

“RST FLTR” – Reset Filter Monitor

“SETTINGS” – System Settings Sub Menu

If the program button is not pushed again the display will scroll through the two messages above for three cycles and then default back to bottle count and be back in run mode.

3) When the display changes to “RST FLTR”, depress the button again. The display will change to show “FLTR =”. Depress the button again and the display will show “FLTR =0”

4) The Green LED should be illuminated indicating that the visual filter monitor has been reset.

*Where is the program button? To access the program button you must remove the top cover of the bottle filler. Do this by removing the two screws that hold the top cover of the bottle filler with a 5/32” allen wrench then removing the top cover. The programming button is located on the top right side of the unit on the control board.


Reset Elkay Bottle Filler Bottle Counter

1) Depress the program button for approximately 2 seconds until the display changes then release. The display will change and scroll through two messages:

“RST FLTR” – Reset Filter Status LED

“SETTINGS” – System Settings Sub Menu

If the program button is not pushed again the display will scroll through the two messages above for three cycles and then default back to bottle count and be back in run mode.

2) When the display changes to “SETTINGS”, depress the button again. The display will change to show:

“RNG SET”- Range set for IR sensor.

“UNIT TYP” – Type of unit (REFRIG or NON-RFRG) “FLT SIZE” – Select filter capacity

“RST BCNT” – Reset bottle count

If the button is not pushed again the display will scroll through the four messages above for three cycles and return to run mode.

3) When display shows “RST BCNT” push program button once the display will show current value, e.g. “0033183”.

4) Once display shows current value push the program button once more to reset back to 0. The display will show BTLCT = 0 for approximately 2 seconds and then return to run mode showing 00000000 bottles. NOTE: Once the bottle count is reset to zero there is no way to return to the previous bottle count.

5) Testing the bottle counter:

REFRIG units: Place bottle or hand in front of sensor for approximately 9 seconds to see bottle counter count 00000001, (This is based on filling a 20 oz. bottle).

NON-RFRG units: Place bottle or hand in front of sensor for approximately 6 seconds to see bottle counter count 00000001, (This is based on filling a 20 oz bottle).


Elkay Bottle Filler Filter Replacement and Reset Filter Light Video

Watch the video below to see how to replace the Elkay bottle filler filter and also reset the filter light on an Elkay LZWSSM Surface Mounted Bottle Filling Station. This process will be identical for all EZ and LZ filtered bottle fillers by Elkay. 

Buying Elkay Bottle Filler Parts and Filters

Equiparts is a master distributor of Elkay. We sell all of the units, repair parts, and filters Elkay makes, with many of them in stock and ready to ship. Listed below are related parts and filters for EZWSR and LZWSR units:

Elkay Repair Parts:

View our online selection of Elkay repair parts on our drinking fountain website.

Filter Replacement:

Buy EWF3000 Watersentry Plus Filter units on our drinking fountain website.

Elkay Bottle Filler Units:

View our online selection of Elkay bottle filler units on our drinking fountain website.

If you cannot find the repair parts or units you need, give us a call to place your order. Elkay makes many variations of their bottle fillers and we do not have every configuration listed online. Know that when you call in for help with Elkay units or parts, we will connect you with an Elkay repair parts specialist. We have worked with Elkay for many years, and know their units very well. 

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Here is the full 19-page Installation and Use Manual for EZWSRK and LZWSRK ezH2O Bottle Filling Stations. These control board instructions as well as additional instructions concerning the control board can be found on page 17 including:

  • Verifying the control board software
  • Accessing the programming button
  • Setting range of the IR sensor where applicable
  • Setting unit type
  • Setting filter capacity

Equiparts has been a master distributor of Elkay units and repair parts for over 25 years. Work with us to get expert support for your Elkay drinking fountain and bottle filler needs.

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