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Stale ice after a new water coil is installed

My ice was good until last fall when the overload relay was replaced. At the time the Sears service guy noticed the copper water tube to the icemaker was bad so installed a new plastic one. Ever since then the ice is very stale, like dirty sox. My tap water is good, my fridge and freezer food is fine. Sears came in October and cleaned the icemaker. Last week they installed a new icemaker. The ice tastes worse! What is it?

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  • jbjb Feb 24, 2012

    John - thanks. Sears did remove the copper and put in plastic-type line (could it have a pair of dirty sox stuck in the line?). That's when the problem started, with the new line. My tap water is good. there is no filter on this fridge,but what would I be fitlering if I put one in, can you filter out a mold smell? The hose that leads directly to the icemaker is clean (I swabbed it with a q-tip). I've been tossing ice like crazy, but the moldy yuck smell still comes back. Perhaps I need to go back to ice cube trays.

    Here's a solution from a year ago:
    [poss drain hole/vents blocked clean vents with bicarb,drains with clorine bleach(rinse afterward)
    smell is your f/f making its own penicillin]

    Could this be a problem? And how do I get bleach in the vents?

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The water became stale inside copper lines feeding ice maker most likely. Dump your ice for a few times until this clears you should have ask for some money back for copper poison, (joking) Thanks,Sea Breeze

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

Testimonial: "Thanks. It is a little scary. I have a plumber coming next week and I'll ask him to take a look at the valve and line. Perhaps the Sears guy (same one, three times) couldn't catch it. Our Chapel Hill water tests very well, so the problem is the line or fridge. I don't think I need a filter. For now, I'm emptying out a lot of ice and putting the few I have in a plastic baggie into my iced tea. (It was not this way before the new plastic line was put on.)"

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    John Tripp Feb 24, 2012

    Wow! I have done some reading about a year ago of a fungus/algae that sticks to the inside of the plastic lines. You really must have some distance for this to be happening between constantly moving water and you ice maker. Temperature and the water for the ice maker to refill is giving time for this algae to grow faster than the possibly pretreated water feeding your refrigerator. Yes Lowes sells an inline filtering system/cartridge. Just snap a plastic line in and out. Not shure about solving the fungae. Here is some important reading below...Let me know if I can help,Thanks, JThttp://www.testcountry.org/common-bacter...
    and again belowhttp://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/c...

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    John Tripp Feb 25, 2012

    Thanks Again for the Testimonial! Reading back over your solution from a year ago. That solution was for something smelly water and gunk (oily onion waste picked up during normal defrost and carried to the condensate collection tray under refrigerator) Water and ice (during Defrost) tend to collect these smells going out of the refrigerator/freezer. Check all door seals and see if while doors are closed if air is being drawn in the exit of pipe. Hard to do but needed so we can prevent this drain pipe smell in freezer ice and whatever food is exposed inside your refrigerator. Example a Central Air Conditioner P-Trap, Thanks, John Tripp.

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SOURCE: my refrigerator has a stale odor evertime the door

poss drain hole/vents blocked clean vents with bicarb,drains with clorine bleach(rinse afterward)
smell is your f/f making its own penicillin

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Please use only recommended filter for your kenmore. The taste of the water will depending your water source and of course the filter.

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