Bad tasting water and ice from fridge and kitchen tap...
Over the past 6-8 months, we have noticed a bad taste in our water that comes from the kitchen tap, as well as from our refrigerator water and ice. The taste is sort of like an old or stale water taste - like what you would expect it to taste like if it sat in some sort of weird container for several months. Possibly metallic? The water that comes from our bathroom sinks does not have this taste. We suspect maybe it is our ice maker line, but this is clearly speculation and we only think this because we can't think of what else it would be. To give you more detail, our ice maker line is a thin copper line that is tapped into our main water supply. Any ideas on what could be causing our bad tasting water?
Re: Bad tasting water and ice from fridge and kitchen...
I had a fridge with a ice maker (therefore a water line running through the floor to the fridge- copper line).. I bought a new fridge with no water ice maker . I cannot find the shut off value to the line ,, is there a way to cap the copper hose off?
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Curious, does your refrigerator have a water dispenser? How does water taste from it? Your ref. has one water supply for both ice and water. Changing filter was a good start but if it's been over a month, there's something else going on. I would look and see behind your ref. and look at the water line. I've run across a bad plastic tube that causes a bad taste. If you have a plastic one, change it out with a new one. Also, ice absorbs food odors from both the freezer section and refrigerator sections, so check your fridge for bad food. Bell green peppers are the worst, they'll leave a metallic taste. Good luck!
I recently had a customer who had bad tasting ice. She'd had technicians from the place she purchased her fridge out, and they replaced the supply lines to the fridge, added water filters, but the problem persisted.
The problem actually started under the house. The fridge is on a wall opposite the kitchen sink and the dishwasher, so it was the only thing using water at the end of a long run of copper line, about 10 to 12 feet of it. Since the ice maker doesn't cycle allot, the water in that line was getting stagnant.
I ended up running a new line from a supply line in the adjacent room where the washer was. It was much shorter and didn't leave the fridge at the end of the line. And that was the end of her problem.
Check the supply line under your home if you can. If there's no other way around it, but that it be at the end of a long run, try running a smaller line to reduce the amount of water that sits in the line, and flush it often.
When the fridge was turned off during that time ,the water left over inside the reservoir(plastic container inside the refrigerator side where the water keeps cycling and staying cold) might gone bad and contaminated the reservoir,in this case the reservoir needs to be replaced.But first try replacing the water supply line , if it's copper or a gray plastic pipe ,also could give bad taste to water.
Put a in-line water filter on the water line if you want. The taste is from the food and items you have in the refrigerator. Clean it out and keep your items in proper storage. Ice collects the smells in the line and the fridge. Change your ice that is sitting in the bin, wask out the bin with water and baking soda. Hope this helps.
Sometimes filters have issues like this even being new , it is located at the bottom kickplate [round] , pick up a new filter -part number 4396841 - install the filter , dump remaining ice in bin out , purge the water through the new filter through water in door for a few minutes and you should be good.
We have the same problem. Started 2 weeks after purchase. (6 months ago). Tech. replaced fliter, worked for another 2 weeks, then water & ice awful again. Tried to live w/ it - ordered another filter a week ago. Replaced & within 24 hrs. problem was back. Called Whirlpool. Said tech who came to my househad written in his report that tap water & fridge water tasted the same. A lie - he agreed w/ me that the water from fridge was bad, & replaced filter which had a musty odor. Whirlpool basically called me a liar but agreed to send another tech to check it out. I will never buy another Whirlpool product & plan to tak this problem as far as I need to in order to get satisfaction. This is ridiculous!
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.
First you must know you have a 1 year warranty and can have them come out to fix anything, no charge.If it persists. You will have to get tough and you , MUST INSIST THEY REPLACE YOUR FRIDGE
When installing the water line these were a part of the directions! Did you do this before connecting the water line to your fridge? "Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and turn ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is clear. Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe. Coil the copper tubing."
Whirlpool remedy Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice 1.Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or off-flavored ice? Discard the first few batches of ice. 2.Have the ice cubes been stored too long? Throw old ice away and make a new supply. 3.Does the freezer and ice storage bin need to be cleaned? See “Cleaning” or “Ice Maker and Storage Bin.” 4.Has food in the freezer or refrigerator been wrapped properly? Use airtight, moisture-proof packaging to help prevent odor transfer to stored food. 5.Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter may need to be installed to remove the minerals. 6. Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? Gray or dark discoloration in ice indicates that the water filtration system needs additional flushing. Run additional water through the water dispenser to flush the water filtration system more thoroughly (at least 2 to 3 gal. [8 to 12 L] or 6 to 7 minutes initially). Discard discolored ice. Let me know what works, Thank You , HUUUM!!
the feed line of the water source is bad replace it you will also need to clean the ice makers insides to remove the rest of the contamination
and 2 more suggestions:1) change the filter - older refers have the filter in the water line serving the ice maker - newer refers have the water filter in the refer (it looks much like an auto oil filter); 2) do not store ice for extended periods when ice use is not high e.g. during cooler months. Unless you use a full basket of ice over say a few weeks you should dump all and start over periodically.