I was cleaning the interior of my Kenmore refrigerator when I discovered that the water line running to ice maker and water dispenser is brown! (There are several feet of this water line tightly coiled at the interior rear of the refrigerator.) Does the line need to be replaced? Are there any health concerns...Safety of water,etc.? Thanks for your help
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Re: Water line to Kenmore refigerator is brown
Some tubes turn brown gradually with age. This is normal. But if yours is not made of that material (not sure what its called), then it could be that the pipe is dirty. If this be the case, it is definitely better to get the line replaced, as it is definitely a health concern. I would recommend getting a filter fitted to the line as well, just as a precaution..
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What is your water source and how does the water look from other areas, such as kitchen sink, toilet/shower? Did technician replace water line / tubing ? Lowe's and Home Depot carry tubing. Take off and replace. What has changed in your environment recently????
Your drain line is frozen and not allowing the defrost water to drain to the pan below. The drain hole is at the bottom of the evaporator coil in the freezer behind the metal rear panel. You may need to remove the panel to access it. You can use hot water to thaw it out and you should be in good shape.
Generally a filter is a add on feature. If you do not see a filter in the water line that supplies the ice maker then there is generally not a filter. You can purchase a water filter from any local hardware store and install it yourself.
This very well might be a drain hole inside of your refrigerator that is plugged up.
Freezers use a heater to melt the ice to prevent build up of ice. They are automatic deicers. This water drains sometimes in the refrigerator back to the catch tray, or out the back to the catch tray. The catch tray is at the bottom where the water simply evaporates after a while.
If you have a water hookup to your refrigerator then you would have a lot of water and it would be clearer.
So I am betting it is just a drain hole inside the refrigerator bottom under all the drawers is clogged and the water is pooling out from there. Just clean it and you should be fine
i agree with rpbuice but in addition to flushing the water line you may need to replace the line then using the water dispencer run out about a gallon of water thru the door. this will clear the reservoir of bad tasting water. for the i/m throw out all of your ice then let it make a couple of batches and throw out that ice as well be sure to clean your ice bucket very good to remove any lingering tastes from the old ice.
fyi bad tasting water is generally from bad water supplies. good luck..
yes you need to hook up a line froun the cold water supply of the house to the water valve that is located at the back of the ref to the water valve that is down at the botton right corner
follow the water line from the top going into the icemaker down to the bottom there is where the valve is located behind the back cover