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Ice maker has bad taste. water from dispenser tastes OK. In-line filter has been replaced.

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  • pb138 Jul 16, 2009

    Yes. The bad tasting ice has been discarded at the time that the in-line water filter was replaced. After a few days, when new ice has been made, the bad taste returns. Any thoughts on how to clean the ice maker itself? TIA for any and all advice.

  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    If you discard the ice, does the fresh made ice taste bad too?

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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.
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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.

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