Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic type smell
We have replaced the water filter, cleaned out the ice maker even using overnight soaking in baking soda. The air in the freeze smells strange and now the fridge is developing that same smell. No matter how many times since we changed the filter we dump all the ice it still tastes awful. The smell seems to be stronger.
Re: Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic...
Sometimes the smell comes from something in the freezer or even the refrigeratior and makes the ice taste funny. My suggestion is to clean out the freezer compartment of anything frozen that has been there a while and may have freezer burn. That may be the funny smell you are experiencing.
Hope this will help you.
Re: Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic...
I once replaced the flexible rubberized water lines going to my kitchen sink and refrigerator and these replacement hoses caused the water to smell and taste horrible. Everyday I had to run the sink water for 30 seconds to clear the line to get drinkable water. After three weeks of enduring this problem I returned the hoses to Home Depot for an exchange. The replacment hoses corrected the problem.
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If unit has a water dispenser, how does water taste? I've run across bell peppers that will emit a bad smell. Keep in mind 95% of all refrigerators circulate air from freezer to refrigerator side and then back. It continues to circulate air so bad produce from refrigerator side will get into freezer side and ice will absorb smell. First, dump all ice. Then line shelves in refrigerator side with newspaper, that absorb smells. You can even try kitty litter in small cups in refrigerator side. Bell peppers gives off that metallic smell and can take some time to get out of unit. Highly unlikely a motor is bad and you've already changed outside water line.
a couple gallons should have done it? FOUL TASTE OR SMELL IN ICE OR WATER FROM FRIDGE
Check ice and water filter: If equipped, the Ice and Water filter in your refrigerator is responsible for removing any debris or contaminants from your water that may still remain after local water treatment. Most filters contain and are made up of carbon and fabric filter. Over time, the filter may become restricted and reduce the water flow to the ice maker, causing a symptom of little or no ice. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the filter every 6 months but local water conditions may require that you replace more frequently.
OLD PIPES NEED REPLACING,OR DID HOUSE WATER LINES SET A WHILE ,HOW LONG DID ICE MAKER NOT BE USED .CAN YOU REMOVE ICE MAKER AND CLEAN?. MOLD MAY OF ESTABLISHED OR RUST.TAKE WATER LINE OFF BACK THIS IS EASIEST. AND RUN 5 GALLONS OF WATER IN A BUCKET.TEST WITH A CLEAR GLASS WITH SOME FROM THE FLUSHING OUT WATER.IF IT DOES NOT CLEAR UP,HAS THE WATER COMPANY RAN TEST ON THEIR PRODUCT.THEIR MIXTURE OF FLUORIDE AND SUCH MAYBE FUNKY.DOES WATER LOOK CLEAN.GET CLEAR GLASS,FILL WITH ICE AFTER IT MELTS SEE IF THINGS AT ALL ARE FLOATING.DO SAME TEST AFTER YOU RUN 5 GALLONS OF WATER OUT OF THE LINE.ICE,MELT LOOK.HOW DOES WATER TASTE OUT OF DOOR IF THAT TYPE.IT CONFIRMS WATER LINE OR OUT OF FLUSHING WATER.IF IT TASTE OK FROM FLUSHING WATER THE SOURCE IS AS DESCRIBED IN THE FIX...
Change the supply line to the plastic tube line or copper. Do not use a braided plastic or metal braided line these will make the water taste bad. Changed mine to the plastic line and cured mine, no filters needed.
Replace water supply line with the plastic tubing ice maker line. It fixed mine that had a metal braided line on it that made the water taste kie rubber and dirt,, after that I tried a vinyl braided line.and it made the water taste like garden hose water.. The plastic tubing was the cure. Reply and tell me what you have.
Ice storage bin needs to be emptied and washed.Unsealed packages in the refrigerator and/or freezer compartments may be transmitting odors/tastes to the ice cubes. Interior of the refrigerator may need cleaning. Water chemicals. Installing an in-line filter can help with many odor/taste complaints. An open box of baking soda in the refrigerator section can help with preventing the transmitting of food odors. This is a common in-line water filter, they are fairly easy to install and usually come with instructions.
Even when your well or municipal water supply provides healthy, potable water to your ice maker, some impurities may remain. These can affect the smell or taste of the ice cubes, and therefore the beverages in which you serve them. A taste and odor water filter on the incoming water-supply line--such as our charcoal "Universal Replacement Water Filter"--can help a lot. Also, over time, the ice cube bin can absorb difficult-to-remove odors from the freezer. Some manufactures recommend that you replace the bin every 2 to 3 years, whenever it seems to be retaining objectionable odors and transferring them to the ice cubes.
YOU SAID, YOU HAVE KENMORE ELITE BOTTOM FREEZER WITH ICE MAKER THE ICE CUBES SMELL
HORRIBLE ALWAYS, I EVEN TOSS THEM OUT EVERY FEW DAYS, STILL SAME PROBLEM
Ice has bad odor and taste. 1• Ice has picked up odor or flavor from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer. 2• Water running to ice maker has poor taste or odor. 3• Ice not used frequently enough. 4• Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will produce fresh supply. 5• Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water purifying company. 7• Discard stale ice.
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.