Unless I pour and dump out 4-6 classes of water before I drink a glass my water tastes and smells bad. To me it is undrinkable so I no longer get water out front the front. I have even tried running it with out the filter as a last ditch effort but still tasted the same.
This happens each time you get water or only when you've recently changed the filter? Do you live in an area with hard water/well water? I would try cleaning the water line out with warm water and vinegar to see if this helps.
When is the last time the filter was changed?
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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.
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...
Hello Maria, this is JK. I understand that you recently purchased a pre-owned refrigerator. Changing out the filter and the tubing were a great start to clean water. If you have not already, I would encourage you to run 10-12 glasses of water to freshen the supply and rinse out the tank. If you find that this odor and taste still persist, you may want to have the water tank replaced. Hope this helps!
You will have to trace where the foul smell comes from by tracing the water line and testing the source. Check if it is before or after the filter you get the smell, if it is before the filter, you need to check if it is on the line which comes from the source or it is from the source. Most likely cleaning or probably a replacement of the part if cleaning does not help.