Bad taste and smell in water at kitchen sink faucet
We just installed a new faucet and supply lines. The supply lines are white hose type (not PVC). Since the change, the water has a bad taste and smell. It is not like rotten eggs, more like metallic and the water from the bathroom facets are not affected.
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You have biologics growing within the water circuit somewhere. Shut off the water valve and remove the hose from the valve and the fridge so you can empty it; make a 2 tbls. bleach per gallon of water solution and clean out the hose by soaking. Retain some of the disinfectant within the hose when re-attaching so that it flows through the rest of the system. I would recommend replacing the filter if yours has one (some do not). Open the valve and make a tray or two of ice, repeat if needed to kill the algea.
Is your supply line plastic or copper? If its plastic then that can absorb a smell. There is nothing in the icemaker that would make it smell. You may need to replace the supply line and the inlet line that feeds the icemaker. Is there a smell in the kitchen faucett?
Nothing other than let the water run at 1/4 throttle in an attempt to clear the nasty tasting water from the supply lines. Let it run for maybe an hour and taste it again.
Working on the lines might have shook loose the foul taste way back up the system. I would hope an hour would clear it but it may take more.
Some cities with less than perfect water will flush their supply lines by opening fire hydrants in a certain pattern designed to shake loose deposits from inside the supply pipes. They often report that people have bad tasting water for days afterwards - perhaps in a few days you might get your relief too?
IM USE A 1/4 INCH WATER LINE LOOK FOR A SINK OR WASHER CLOUSE BY AND ATACH TO THE HOT WATER LIND IF YOU HAVE LIME IN YOUR STATE IF NOT USE THE COLD WATER RUNTHE HOSE INSIDE THE CAVINET TO HIDE THE HOSE.
There must be something coming in the water line. The only other possible source for this contamination would be some lube coming down from the circulation pump. This is an easy part to change but you could pull the white cover (back right side of trough) to have a look at it.