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Smelly Ice and water leaking into top shelf

My kenmore 18.5 cuft top freezer is making smelly ice. I just replaced the in-line filter, and the ice is still horrible. I am also getting water leaking from the top of the fridge (near the light) onto the shelves in the fridge. Any ideas? Please help.

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  • mdbarone Jul 22, 2009

    Not on well water. I live in Los Angeles County, and my tap water is fine. I have an in-line filter (home depot purchase) coming off of my cold water line under the sink to the ice maker line. I used to run the ice maker without a filter, and it started to get smelly so I put the in line filter in. It worked fine for months after that, then it started to smell again. I figured it was just a routine filter change. But once I replaced the filter it still smells...quite bad actually.

  • charles farrow May 11, 2010

    are you on well water

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Does water in door dispenser taste bad? If not, Try arm and hammer fridge deoderizer. It will help to absorb fridge odors which may be clinging to water molecules in ice maker tray. Ice maker tray is open to freezer area.Water is very medium to infiltrate with odors. Try this first

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