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My freezer smells musky without a water filter

My ice smell musky and tastes funny without a water filter

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You probably need a new filter. If not, then there may be some build up in the pipes. You can try running a water/white vinegar mix through it. That can clean out the pipes without corrosion problems.

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Posted on Apr 10, 2014

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SOURCE: ice maker's ice taste funny

You may consider pulling out the ice maker and tossing it in the trash if you look at it and see that where the ice sits it's corroded or its close to a 10 year old in age (IT'S DUE TO GO OUT ANYWAY).Other than that:you have a 3% chance that the tube that goes to your ice maker is bad. Please Rate This !

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SOURCE: Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic type smell

Sometimes the smell comes from something in the freezer or even the refrigeratior and makes the ice taste funny. My suggestion is to clean out the freezer compartment of anything frozen that has been there a while and may have freezer burn. That may be the funny smell you are experiencing.
Hope this will help you.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid refrigerator smells.

hi feel sorry for u but if u have all this problems already... why don't u ask the company or store u bought this LEMON..... so replace it or get money back...otherwise go in contact with customer protection and complain to them,,,,,
hope u get a satisfactory answer.....

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: FRIDGE FREEZER SIDE STINKS

That is your problem.
The plastic supply lines over time deteriorate and wind up causing the water to smell.
Replace the plastic line with a stainless steel ice maker water supply line available at any home improvement center. They are 1/4 inch inside diameter lines and fittings.
They come in 5/10 and 20 foot lenghts.
After you do this run about 2 gallons of water through the water in the door dispenser. Discard the first 3 drops of ice from the ice maker.
Your ice quality will improve.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: New strange smell.

flush the unit as much

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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