Hello, I have a Kenmore side-by-side refrig, model 10657562790, which is about 10 yrs old. We noticed the water coming out of it tastes bad and had it flushed overnight with a mild chlorine solution but it didn't help. The frig doesn't have a filter, so nothing to change there.
Is it possible to replace the internal tank and all the water lines, assuming that is where my problem lies? I have an RO system that serves the frig, and I know that the water coming into it is fresh and clean tasting.
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Re: Water Tastes Bad
You do not say what type of hose or pipework in supplying water to the unit, if you have a washing machine style hose supplying the water then that is most likely the fault,replace with a copper of clear plastic type pipe, this is avaialbel from your local maytag, amana or admiral stockest you could also try fitting an in line water filter, it is not practicle or possible to replace all the water system components.
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I have seen this one other time in all my years of appliance repair and changing out the "water inlet valve" corrected the problem. I don't have an answer to why it did, but it did. Here is the valve for your unit. After you change the valve be sure to purge the water line for a good 5 - 10 mins to get all the nasty water out. Keep me posted!
The reason all the ice freezes together and you see icecicles forming from the icemaker,is going to caused by the water inlet valve on the back of the refrig.is not fully closing but instead it's seeping water through it and dripping into the ice storage bucket. To stop that from happening the water inlet valve would need to be replaced. On refrigerators that have a built in water filter,alot of times their will be 2 water valves and the one that is bad causing water to seep through it will be the one called the SECONDARY valve.
Discard the first few batches of ice made by the ice maker. If new plumbingconnections are installed, discard the first few batches of ice. The plumbingsystem is flushing and may cause a bad taste or odd color.
Discard ice stored in the bin for long periods of time. Wash the ice binwith warm water and mild dish detergent. Dry thoroughly before replacing thebin.
Place foods in airtight containers to prevent the transfer of odors.Thanks and hope it's helpful.
This is an error code for the icemaker fan motor. If the control does not see a signal coming back from the fan motor you will get this error code. Please see the image below from the service manual that explains the ER IF error code.
i agree with rpbuice but in addition to flushing the water line you may need to replace the line then using the water dispencer run out about a gallon of water thru the door. this will clear the reservoir of bad tasting water. for the i/m throw out all of your ice then let it make a couple of batches and throw out that ice as well be sure to clean your ice bucket very good to remove any lingering tastes from the old ice.
fyi bad tasting water is generally from bad water supplies. good luck..