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Water and ice smell and taste like plastic

MSD2273 purchased 11-11. Have changed out switch and water supply hose, was ok now bad again, 1 month later

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SOURCE: ice maker problem

let it run its caused by stagment water in the system it will clear over time.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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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.
thanks.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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Our refridgerator has terrible tasting ice and water and we have tried everything to fix it. Is there a sure fire way to fix the problem. I would love to use the ice maker and water.
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Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic type smell

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.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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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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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!

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That is your problem.
The plastic supply lines over time deteriorate and wind up causing the water to smell.
Replace the plastic line with a stainless steel ice maker water supply line available at any home improvement center. They are 1/4 inch inside diameter lines and fittings.
They come in 5/10 and 20 foot lenghts.
After you do this run about 2 gallons of water through the water in the door dispenser. Discard the first 3 drops of ice from the ice maker.
Your ice quality will improve.

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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.

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Bad water & ice cube taste


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.
thanks.

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