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Bad water taste coming out of Refrig

After moving to NC, our water has had a funny taste to it [like coffee]. During our move, we placed ground coffee in a stocking [it was suggested to my wife] in the refrigerator. Not sure how or why the coffee smell is in our water. I changed the water filter for a 4th time and still no luck. I replaced new filter and ran the water [a couple of gallons] and the bad taste went away. The next morning, the water was cool but again with the coffee taste. I am wondering if the water sits anywhere in the refrigerator waiting to be dispensed or in the freezer to be made into ice. Any advice is greatly appreaciated. I am tired of buying bottle water when we have a nice refrigerator.

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  • Jim Jan 14, 2009

    I have a simila r problem and I believe the water tastes like medicine or plastic. Is it possible that the lines themselves are giving off the taste. I have PVC lines going to the refrigerator. I went out to see if there are different lines and they all seem to be PVC. Anyone else find the similar issues?

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  • slmky May 02, 2009

    My Kenmore Coldspot Model # 50517002 has the same problem. We noticed a while back that the water coming from the dispenser had a mildewy taste, so we purchased a new filter and followed all the directions to properly install it. We ran gallons of water through it, changed all the ice, and it still tastes mildewy. I don't know about the ice, because usually it's in something that might cover up the nasty taste. I asked our Sears store about it, and the salesman couldn't offer any suggestions. Desperate to get this resolved, because we really use that option on the refrigerator alot.

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Hello collado36.. I'll give you a few ideas of things to try.. First off..is there a coffee scent in the refridgerator or freezer compartment when you open the door/s? If so, try emptying the fridge and wash everything with white vinegar and dry all surfaces with a soft cloth ( dish towel is OK).. air drying is OK but you don't want the food you removed to clean it to go bad.. Do you have any food in the fridge that may have been exposed to that coffee that may be 'out-gassing' that coffee smell?

The water comes into your fridge via an electrically operated inlet valve and is dispensed into the mold tray of your ice maker as well as the drinking water spicket. ( I am not sure if your model fridge has a reservoir to chill the water prior to dispensing but it probably does...but that reservoir should not be exposed to the inner refridgerator compartment nor should it pick up any scents or tastes from there either. )
In trying to diagnose exactly where the foul water is generated.. can you detach the incoming water feed line from the fridge and drain that into a large jug? Then check that jug for the same smell? If it only happens within the fridge then the white vinegar wash should help.. .if it also happens in the jug then your incoming water may be the culpret.
Another way to clean your water supply system to the firdge would be to detach the water supply line.. buy another length of flex water line with couplings.. and fill that section with white vinegar that can be forced thru the water system and clean it from the inside out.. if you do use this approach, make sure you flush teh system clean of any leftover white vinegar .. Hope these tips help you resolve your problem.. please get back to me if after you've tried these, they don't work.. Good luck..

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

May be stuck in that water tray , flush & drain out the water pipes in the fridge then leave it to try and then use as normal.It may clean the fridge as the bacteria may not grow again as there is no water

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