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Bad water & ice cube taste

Our Kitchenaid Superba KSRG25FKBL15 has bad tasting water and ice cubes. We replaced the copper tubing which delivers the water to the fridge and that didn't help. We replaced the copper tubing again with plastic tubing...no better. Any suggestions? Our tap water doesn't taste this bad. I have a kenmore Wide by side,  the water and ice were fine until I replaced the filter, now it smells and tastes bad.  We have looked for many solutions. I don't see how the lines are the problem, because when I put the old filter back in (we were going to send it for recycling) after we ran the water it was fine again.   I think a call to sear's with link to this site is in order.

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    I have the Kenmore Elite bottom freezer with ice cube maker. The ice cubes smell horrible, like onions or something weird. I do not have the water dispenser, just the ice cube maker. I throw out all the ice cubes after a few days and start fresh, still smell. What's up with this. I thought I'd be thrilled never having to make cubes again with trays, now I regret buying this thing.
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I know EXACTLY what it is..we have the same issue with new filter replaced and have run 50 gallons of ice and water through this thing. It's toxic plastic chemicals that Kenmore AKA China uses to make these fridges. We're stuck with buying ice at the store..again!

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Then change your filter. the new filter could be different with the old filter. check the new filter, see if there is odor removal and taste removal with it.

if not then get the filter with carbon filter, odor and taste removal.

then with a new filter, run about 5 gallons of water before using the water for drinking.

tnx 4 using fixya,

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Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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We have the same problem; it started when we moved to a house with well water. Now we buy ice and dump it in the ice maker and drink bottled water. All this money for a side by side with water and ice despenser for nothing! We also have front loader washer smell. Is it well water? I miss the city...

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Hello redwood City
Welcome

You said,
Your Kitchenaid Superba KSRG25FKBL15 has bad tasting water and ice cubes. You replaced the copper tubing which delivers the water to the fridge and that didn't help. You replaced the copper tubing again with plastic tubing...no better. Any suggestions? Your tap water doesn't taste this bad.You bought a Kenmore french door fridge with water dispenser in the door in July 2008. The fridge has a filter. A few weeks after the fridge came the water and ice started tasting really bad, unlike any bad water taste I have ever tasted. And your tap water is fine. The bad taste appears to be random. Sometimes you get a cup full of nasty water and sometimes it tastes fine.

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