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Particles floating in whirlpool filtered water.

Few months back I noticed particles and thread like things floating in the water from side-by-side whirlpool refrigerator. I changed filter twice, drained lots of gallons of water both time but water is still not clean. I changed complete water tubing still the same problem. I drained water with and without filter (several gallons) and still the same problem. I checked tap water and it is cleaner than fridge water. Any idea where is the problem? Any solution?

 

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    I have the same problem with my Whirlpool side by side. New filter didn't solve the problem for me either.

  • kapitalm Feb 14, 2008

    wow...same exact problem here....

  • dwraen750 Aug 10, 2008

    Same problem. New Ffilter did not stop floaties.

  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    SAME PROBLEM !!!

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    Same problem.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. This just started happening after 2 years of use. Its a whirlpool side by side refrigerator with ice and water despencer in the freezer door. Replacing the water filter made no difference for me either. Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this? Is this a problem with the tubing inside the refrigerator?

  • barrygreen_g Mar 20, 2009

    I have a similar problem with my BRAND NEW Whirpool 20RID1L. After using the ice crusher and allowing the ice to melt (including overnight) I notice there are bits at the bottom of the container which have settled out. These appear to be solids (and presumably must be, otherwise they would surely have melted). I did wonder if they were particles from a filter, but must say that I do not suffer the same problem with the water dispenser which produces water free of any particles. Whirpool in the UK said they had not heard of this problem before (!!) and tried to suggest that it was probably because I lived in a hard-water area! If this were the case, the water dispenser would be exhibiting the same problem.

  • barrygreen_g Mar 20, 2009

    ...Apologies - the Whirlpool model I am having problem with is 20RID3L not 20RID1L.

  • g731p May 07, 2009

    white particles in water filtered in whirpool side by side refridgerator have new tubing system,still same problem

  • dawgsinfl Sep 22, 2009

    Pamelarry, Can the reverse osmosis filter be installed in a refrigerator? Or is this yet another filter?

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Okay - we have had this same problem for around 6 weeks - We called a service repairman to come out and he said that these "floaties" are harmless bacteria. We should disconnect the filter and flush the system by using 1 gallon of water a day (wasting it) after the chlorine in the water is allowed to build up again then the "floaties"- bacteria- will go away---- gross :-( We will see if it works---

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  • JT L Dec 17, 2011

    Did this solution work for you or anyone else out there. I am having the same problem.

  • Brian ONeal Dec 13, 2012

    Having similar issue and glad it's not my imagination. I live in an area with hard water so we had a brand new water softener put in about a year ago. Before the well water hits the softener system it goes through a sediment filter. We have a separate line filter in place before the softened water gets to the fridge. The white "floatie" problem is most noticeable when we fill a glass with ice from the refrigerator dispenser (Kenmore Elite side-by-side) and when you fill it with water or the ice melts, floaties everywhere that will eventually settle at the bottom of the glass. I used to see them in the water from the fridge dispenser as well, though not as much lately. The perplexing part is that we run humidifiers during the winter and use only the water from the special filter (separate "fancy" spigot). I looked in the bottom tray the other day and it was filled with these floating particles - tons. And some of them had formed gelatinous globs. I have no idea where to begin...

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It seems that the molded plastic water reservoir is breaking down due to the chemicals used to treat the tap water coming in. Most manufacturers have gone to using a coil of tubes in place of the reservoir. You can read more about it below. This had me going for about 3 days! I hope this helps.

http://www.appliance411.com/faq/white-particles.shtml

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Ullshit, I have a brand new whirlpool junk one week old , flushed 22 gallons of water through it And it still has floaters. My old Frigidaire flushed out with 3 gallons when I would install a new filter. It is ducking junk. No one will help They stole my money.

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We had the same problem with the ice when it melted. The water came out crystal clear but the ice cubes were cloudy white and when melted, there were little "floaties" in the glass. It was like this for over 3 years and we didn't get much help from Frigidaire. We have very hard water as well, and connected the fridge line before the water softener so we didn't have to drink salt water. We had a reverse osmosis filter installed yesterday and no more floaties...they are completely gone and the water and ice is great!

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