How Do You Reset The Sensor On A Moen Faucet

Are you looking for information about how to reset your Moen smart kitchen faucet? If so, don’t go yet because we've got you covered. We've researched how to do this properly and here is what we learned.

Here's how to reset your Moen smart kitchen faucet:

  1. Use a paper clip to push the reset button in the control box.
  2. Continue pressing for about 10 seconds or until you hear the second beep.

Continue reading to learn more about how to reset your Moen smart kitchen faucet. We'll also teach you how to enable and disable one or both of its sensors. Let's get right into it!

How do I reset my Moen smart faucet?

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Homes are getting smarter with each passing day. You can connect everything to the internet and control your appliances and devices remotely. You can ask Alexa to turn on the TV and tell her to turn off the lights outside your house. You can see who's at the door without actually getting up to open the door.

Everything can be programmed for your convenience and other purposes it may serve. Yes, even kitchen faucets.

Moen offers smart kitchen faucets that you can control from your smartphone. This will simplify your daily routines at home with customizable presets on the Moen Smart Water App and you can use voice control too if your hands are full. You can set your desired temperatures and water volume which makes using it so convenient and ensure wise water consumption.

Check out this Moen smart faucet on Amazon.

Moen smart kitchen faucets can also be controlled with a simple swipe of the hand. It has sensors that'll tell the solenoid valve when to open and shut so that water will only come out of the faucet when needed.

With this touchless technology, you can have easy access to water when you need it. You can also save on energy and water consumption because the faucet is only running when you're using the water and then automatically shuts off once you're done or when you leave the sink. 

And since you don't have to touch the faucet, it reduces the risk of contamination or the spread of germs in your household. Another advantage is that you don't have to clean your faucet as often since you don't touch it with your dirty hands.

You can still control the Moen smart kitchen faucet manually when you want to be hands-on and use the faucet the traditional way. The handle is also there as a safety blanket so that you can still use your faucet when technology doesn't seem to work.

But of course, the whole point of having a smart faucet is to enjoy the touchless experience. So, if there's a glitch in the system that prevents you from controlling it automatically, the first recourse is to reset it.

Maybe there was a power surge or electrical signals have jammed up, that's why your smart kitchen faucet can't function properly. You also need to reset your smart faucet when you get yourself a new internet service provider or router where the faucet is connected.

Whatever the reason for needing to reset your Moen smart kitchen faucet, don't worry because it is so easy to do. You will find a small reset button on the control box. The control box is underneath the sink. It can be hanging right by the neck of the faucet or mounted on the wall.

Here's how to reset your smart faucet:

  1. Get a paper clip or pin to access the small reset button.
  2. Insert it in the reset button hole.
  3. Hold it in place until you hear a beeping sound to be followed by another beep after a few seconds.
  4. Stop after the second beep.

This is how you reset your Moen smart kitchen faucet. It just takes around 10 seconds to recalibrate it. If you press it longer and you reach the third beep, this will cause all your program history to be erased. You may also need to reprogram your smart faucet after the reset.

How do I activate my Moen faucet sensor?

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For those who have just installed their Moen smart kitchen faucet, they need to enable the sensors to enjoy its touchless features.

This smart faucet has an advanced sensor control so that you only need to swipe left to enjoy hot water, right for cold, and down for warm water. There's also a light indicator on the front sensor to let you know the water temperature - red for hot, purple for warm, and blue for cold.

When you're done using the water, you can just move your hand toward the sensor on the top of the faucet and you can turn it off right away, with no wasting of water, cool right?

Here's how to activate the sensors. Take note that the Moen smart kitchen faucet has two sensors - one at the top and the other one at the lower front portion just slightly above the handle.

  1. Start by turning the faucet handle to the On position or away from the body of the faucet.
  2. Place your hands on the sensors. Put one hand on the sensor at the top of the faucet and the other one near the lower front sensor.
  3. Wait for about 10 seconds.
  4. When you see the light indicator turn blue and blink two times, you have successfully activated your sensors.
  5. Turn the faucet handle back to the Off position.

That's it! You can now use your Moen smart faucet hands-free to enjoy all the perks of a touchless experience.

Some users don't like to have both sensors working because the faucet becomes too sensitive to the touch. If you just want to activate the front sensor (and not the top sensor), you can follow Steps 1 to 2 then just wait for 5 seconds. When you see the light indicator on the sensor turn blue and blink once, turn the handle to the Off position already. If you wait for longer, you will activate both sensors.

How To Deactivate The Moen Faucet Sensor

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One of the nice things about the Moen smart kitchen faucet is that you can always go back to using the faucet the traditional way. You're not limited to just its automated function. Some people still want the option to manually operate the faucet to have more control over the water flow and temperature.

Here's how you can deactivate one or both sensors of the Moen smart kitchen faucet.

Deactivating the Front Sensor Only

Sometimes some users just like to activate the top sensor. This way, the smart faucet isn't too sensitive to the touch, especially while you're cleaning the dishes and you unintentionally send signals to the front sensor. You can turn this off so that only your hand movements within the top part of the faucet will be interpreted by the control panel.

Steps for deactivating the front sensor, How Do You Reset The Sensor On A Moen Faucet

Do this by following these steps:

  1. Turn the faucet handle to the On position.
  2. Put each hand on one sensor - at the top and lower front areas of the faucet.
  3. Hold this position for 5 seconds until the blue light indicator on the front sensor blinks once.
  4. Turn the faucet handle to the Off position.

That's it! You've already deactivated the front sensor of your smart faucet. From now on, it'll only read the hand signals you make near the top sensor.

Deactivating Both Sensors

If you don't want to use the hands-free option, you can disable both sensors and proceed to use the handle just like how you use a normal faucet. Just follow these steps:

  1. Turn the faucet handle to the On position.
  2. Put your hands over each of the sensors.
  3. Wait for the light indicator on the front sensor to turn blue and blink two times, one at the 5-second mark and the second blink is on the 10-second mark.
  4. Turn the faucet handle to the Off position.

There you go! Its sensors will no longer detect your hand movements. You can now use your Moen faucet manually. 

Final Thoughts

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When you can't seem to get your Moen smart kitchen faucet to work, try to reset it by putting a paperclip inside the reset button. A simple reset can be all it needs to be back in good working condition.

For more resources about Moen faucets, feel free to visit the following posts:

How To Install A Moen Widespread Bathroom Faucet [Step By Step Guide] 

Why Is My Moen Motionsense Not Working? [And How To Fix It?]

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