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Ice from ice maker does not taste right

We had the ice maker installed professionally, and it works great, but the ice tastes bad. Even when you make a new batch the ice tastes old or musty?

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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.

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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.


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Does the ice maker have a filter in the water line? If so, the filter may have to be changed. The ice will be only as good as the water it is made from. Therefore, if there is no adequate filter system for the water going into the ice maker, you may want to consider adding one.

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Your manifold has mineral deposit build up. you can remove this part and wash out with non corrosive solution. if your ice maker has a water filter attached, it may need to be replaced.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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    Michael Masters Feb 11, 2009

    most new installations should go threw at least 5 full cycles before you actually use the ice.

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Ice maker is leaking water.


hi John.
Troubleshooting an Ice Maker That Leaks

When troubleshooting ice maker there are a lot of different things to be aware of. Ice makers are very useful when working correctly, however if there are any problems, it's important to fix these as quickly as possible. One common problem with ice makers is that they can leak. A leaking ice maker can be a result of a number of different reasons.
You will need to put your detective's cap on in order to inspect and diagnose what is actually causing the problem with your ice maker.
Checking Your Refrigerator For the ice maker to work properly it needs to be perfectly level. If it isn't level, this can cause leakage.
Before leveling the freezer you should unplug it so that you can work on it safely. Check that the freezer is perfectly level by placing a spirit level on top of the freezer from side to side. The leveling feet can then be adjusted by twisting them to raise and lower them. Continue this until the freezer is aligned properly from left to right.
Then repeat the process by putting your spirit level from front to back to ensure the freezer is completely level.
Ice Maker Level The ice maker unit itself can also be leveled. This is inside the unit and can be repositioned if needed. Loosen the mounting screws and align the ice maker unit so that it is perfectly level. After leveling, ensure that the mounting screws are tightened to prevent the ice maker from moving.
Water Supply Line The water supply line could also be damaged or broken. This is the tube that is behind your freezer. It's a fairly strong tube and is susceptible to damage. Check that the pipe isn't pinched or kinked.
Fill Cup When water enters your freezer it will be put into the fill cup. This is a funnel that directs the water into the ice cube molds. If this isn't aligned correctly, it can cause problems with leaks.
If you see any ice forming on the fill cup, this could be because the valve is not working properly.
Inlet Switch Remove the inlet switch and inspect it for signs of corrosion or damage. If any of the terminals have corroded, you will need to replace them. Using a multimeter, you can check that the switch is working properly. Press the switch and check that it connects and reduces the resistance as it should.
Inlet Valve If you are testing the inlet valve, you must first disconnect the power so it's safe to work on your freezer. The inlet valve is located in the bottom of the freezer. Turn the water off at the source and then disconnect the supply line. Use a bucket to catch all of the water from inside the inlet valve.

Label the location of all the wires and disconnect them. You will also need to remove the inlet supply tubes. Using a multimeter, check the resistance of the coil. Also inspect the mechanical functioning of the inlet valve, as it can fail mechanically as well as electronically.
After following this troubleshooting guide for your ice maker that leaks will get you back in business. Now you can enjoy a cold beverage for your hard work!
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When troubleshooting ice makers there are a number of steps that you can take to find the cause of the problem and put it right. One common problem is when the ice doesn't taste right. If the ice tastes bad, then there can be a number of reasons for this.
When working out why the ice tastes bad there are several things that you will need to consider. The problem could also be caused by one or more of the factors that could make solving it slightly move complicated.
Washing the Ice Bin The ice bin is the container that stores the ice, if this becomes dirty or moldy it can make the ice taste nasty. Simply taking the ice bin out of the freezer and then washing it will solve the problem. Read the instruction manual to find out where the ice bin is located.
Unscrew or unclip the ice bin and then wash it in warm soapy water. Dry the ice bin and then reassemble it. Place it back into the fridge and then find out whether it has resolved the problem.
Old Food If there is any old food in your refrigerator, it should be removed. The ice could taste funny because of this food. Empty your refrigerator of any old food and wash all of the shelves so that the fridge is completely clean.
Once the old food has been removed and the fridge has been cleaned completely you should then test the ice maker to find out whether the problems still affect you.
Flushing the Supply Line The supply line carries water to the ice maker. Sometimes the water can become stale, which is why you might be able to cure the problem by flushing the water pipe out with fresh clean water.
Test the ice maker after flushing the supply line to ensure that the water is now clean that the ice doesn't taste bad.
Water Inlet Valve If the water inlet valve is damaged, then this could also be because of the water inlet valve. If the water inlet valve is damaged or broken, it can leave the water exposed to smells inside your fridge, which can make the ice taste bad.
The water inlet valve will need replacing if it is damaged or broken. By replacing this water inlet valve you will be able to correct the problem and enjoy better tasting ice.
Replacing the Water Filter There is a water filter inside of your fridges ice maker that is designed to remove particles and bad smells from the water. The water filter needs to be removed and replaced.
The water filter should be replaced with the same type and model suitable for your freezer. Use your freezers model to ensure that the correct filter is fitted.
Supply Line Filter If your fridge doesn't already have a supply line filter, then fitting one could greatly help to reduce problems with the ice tasting bad. These can be fitted to virtually any ice maker.
Now you should be in good shape thanks to this troubleshooting guide for an ice maker that was producing bad tasting ice. It's time to reward yourself with a cold beverage.

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Hello redwood City
Welcome

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,
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