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Refrigerator Water tastes Moldy - already changed filter

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Whirlpool side by side refrigerator with water and ice. Was fine for a few months and then the water started tasting moldy. Changed the filter and it still tastes moldy.

What do I do?

Meg

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  • bowljam Nov 02, 2008

    SAME exact thing happened to me. With a brand new samsung fridge. changed filter and still tastes bad, like bleach or chemicals...toilet water :)

    confused...

    tap water has no silmilar taste. Fridge water and ice was great for 2 months, then ...yuck



  • SYDNEY ADDLEMAN Jan 18, 2009

    I HAVE KENMOOR REFRIGERATOR SIDE BY SIDE WHICH I BELEIVE IS WHIRLPOOL, MY FRIDGE COMPRESSOR BECAME FAULTY WHILE I WAS AWAY, AND NOW MY WATER ALSO TASTES MOLDY, I HAVE ALSO CHANGED FILTER, AND AFTER RUNNING OFF A COUPLE OF GALLONS IT TASTES OK, BUT AFTER BEING LEFT TASTES MOLDY AGAIN , THE PROBLEM MUST BE IN THE WATER LINE, BUT I AM NOT SURE, ANY BODY GOT ANY IDEAS ???

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I have a similar situation. I bought a brand new refrigerator and used it for about a month. Then my family went on vacation for about 7 days. When we came back the refrigerator water and ice had a metallic taste to it.

    The house I bought the refrigerator for is brand new (Nov.2008) so none of the water lines are old.

    I don't see how I could need to flush them because the water tasted fine for the first month. Now when I dispense all the cold water out the bad taste goes away.


  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I have also the same problem. We have just purchased a new Samsung side by side fridge freezer and plumbed the water supply in. We have drawn off over 3 litres of water and it still taste funny. Mouldy, chemically etc. Can anyone help.

  • Chandralal57 May 04, 2009

    I wen thru the same problem. Change 02 new filters. Still the same. Looking for a resolution.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    Refrigerator Water tastes Moldy - already changed filter

  • Jungleman The Handyman Mar 28, 2014

    I changed my water line to a stainless steel brand. The water started tasting moldy. I changed the water filter, which was new, again. I flushed the system more than recommended. After a couple days the moldy taste was back. I am positive now it is the stainless steel line. I am going back to a plastic line. I recommend a Pex water line, Cross linked, high density polyethylene. I changed the water line to this and moldy taste was gone. Plus it will last longer than a Polyethylene line which needs to be replaced every 5yrs since the plastic becomes weak.

  • Jungleman The Handyman Mar 28, 2014

    I changed my water line to a stainless steel brand. The water started tasting moldy. I changed the water filter, which was new, again. I flushed the system more than recommended. After a couple days the moldy taste was back. I am positive now it is the stainless steel line. I am going back to a plastic line. I recommend a Pex water line, Cross linked, high density polyethylene. I changed the water line to this and moldy taste was gone. Plus it will last longer than a Polyethylene line which needs to be replaced every 5yrs since the plastic becomes weak.

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SOURCE: strange taste in ice cubes

Did you use new water lines? If you did then clear the icecubes from the tray and use an appliance store cleaning solution to wash it out with. their solution is designed for fridge use and wont leave an after taste......Rinse well...... Also for awsome Ice......Install a large in-line water filter.... Makes mine taste like frozen mountain spring water with no nasty taste or smell. Hope it works for ya!

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SOURCE: Moldy Ice from Ice Maker

Hi: Does it have a water filter? Sears parts is offline at the moment, so I can't tell. Most of the newer models do. The 596.xxx tells me that it was built in the Amana factory for Kenmore. Most likely there is a water filter in the top of the fresh food compartment. It has been growing mold in storage, and the lines too. It's on the upper right side, behind a housing with a tab to release it. Lower the housing and remove the water filter. Did you receive the bypass plug with the ref.? It looks like a large plastic wing nut with the same fitting as the water filter. If so put it in and flush the system with city water. Most city water has chlorine to clean your lines. If you install a new filter without flushing the lines it will remove the chlorine as it's supposed to do, but the lines from the filter wont get clean. If you don't have the plug, buy one. Flush the system and then install the filter. I hope this helps, Jeff

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SOURCE: Smell & bad taste of water from refrigerator dispenser

depending on the brand and the style, locate the filter and change it out. Please note that you must empty out the remaining water from the refrigerator cause if you don't, when you change out the filter you might get the same taste for a while until all the remaining water is replaced by freash water.

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SOURCE: Sub Zero 650S with bottom freezer-Ice tastes funny(musty ? taste)

The 650 does not have a filter built into the unit. Any filter would be on the supply line to unit, usually in the basement below the unit, or under the kitchen sink. Do you use alot of ice? If not you may want to empty the bucket every few weeks to let it produce fresh ice.

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SOURCE: my ice taste like plastic

okay so i had the same problem too but with both water and ice. What you do is if your refrigerator is new then the first 4 batches of ice discard, this is will get rid of the plastic taste. With the water get a big container and press the lever for 5 seconds then let it sit for 5 seconds then repeat for about 2 minutes. This fixed it for me and hopefully it fixes the problem for you

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