Question about Pds GE Profile Bottom-Freezer Drawer Refrigerator Energy Star 22.2 Cu. Ft. - PDS22MFS

1 Answer

GE profile Refridgerator Water tastes like mildew

It is horrible

Posted by on

  • tulipstar33 Jul 26, 2009

    Because mildew tastes horrible



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 199 Answers

Why is it horrible

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

  • Carlos Solas
    Carlos Solas Jul 26, 2009

    replace filter and piping



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

GE refrigerator chilled water has mildew taste

change the water filter usually located in the upper right hand corner of the refrigerator compartment on side x sides,if top mount freezer it can be about anywhere inside the unit except freezer compartment

May 11, 2012 | GE Refrigerators

2 Answers

I have a GE Profile Model PSC23NGPA side by side refrigerator and recently the dispensed water tastes mildewed or something. I usually replace the filter and it corrects it. This time the filter didn't...

The bad taste in the water rarely comes from the refrigerator itself and 99% of the time comes from the water supply. If I had to guess, I would say that there is some kind of flexible line hooking your fridge up to the house. Either braided stainless steel or an opaque whitish rubber line and that will be the culprit. (attached pic shows both types)

They are usually used because they bend easily and are very abrasion resistant however I have found over the years that something within the rubber lining makes the water taste horrible! It does not happen right away and I have seen it occur between 8 months to several years after initial install date.

If you have this type then have it replaced with copper line only with precautions to avoid damage when moving the unit in or out. Install the filter bypass and flush it for several days by letting the icemaker run normally while dumping the bucket and getting glasses of water with at least a minute or two break in between so you do not overheat the water valve.

Let us know if this helps/corrects the issue

Feb 03, 2018 | GE Profile PSS26NGS Side by Side...

1 Answer

Water taste and smells like mildew

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

How about the house tap water same odor and taste or just the fridge?

If it is just the Fridge I am assuming your unit has been around for a while.

If you have a mildew build up in the plastic tubing of your ref it can be a tedious cleaning procedure to get it all out of the system The stuff ends up sticking to all of the plastic tubing inside the unit and is so hard to get rid of. What you can do is have all of the plastic lines changed out in the Refridgerator from the water valve outlet to the the water in door and icemaker. It is just time consuming to do it.

Water supply to unit off for the steps below.

You can try using a small baster (I use a hair dye applicator bottle) and a bleached water mix that is not too strong. I would recommend that you start AFTER the water valve in the bottom of the unit. You have got to be able to introdue enough pressure through the system so that when the water in door switch is activate that the bleached mixture will flow out of the spout. You will have to introduce the water until you can smell it in the water you get from the glass you used to catch the water. Then let it stand for an hour. Re-intorduce the same amount of bleached water as before and wait another hour. After the second mixed water bleaching reconnect the water supply and purge it at the water in door outlet with a glass.

Probably sounds a bit much but this is from experience and believe me it does take lots of time.

I am sure this is not what you were expecting but it really is the only way your going to rid yourself of the bad smelling and tasting water CURSE.

Thanks for using FixYa!


Feb 18, 2010 | Pds GE Profile Bottom-Freezer Drawer...

2 Answers

Icemaker in brand new fridge makes ice that tastes like mildew

brand new?OK...first,did you flush the water filter by dispencing 2 pitchers of water through the door.wait,that it.basicly the water in your ice maker is the same water that comes out of your may find that you dont like the filtered water, there should be a bypass plug that can go in place of the filter.solution wise thats about it.

Jul 24, 2009 | Pds GE Profile Bottom-Freezer Drawer...

1 Answer

Terrible Plastic After-Tast in Dispensed Water (Refrig)

If indeed it is stagnant water you have to find the water source tap off of your water supply. Then trace out the routing of the feed water line to your refrigerator. Turn off the tap, remove the line at both ends. You can abandon the existing line. Reroute the new line. or you can remove the old line and follow the same route. Reconnect the tap and refrigerator ends.

Jul 14, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Musty smell/taste from water dispenser in refridgerator

The icemaker has mold or mildew in the little nooks and crannies. An appliance parts supplier might have something available for flushing but I am not sure. There might be something in the ice bin or on the auger contaminating the ice and water as well. Check back to the source as the water supply filter may have accumulated something unpleasant while the ice maker was down. Hope this input helps.

Dec 30, 2017 | Hotpoint HTM17BBSSA Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Smelly water dispensed from ge profile refrigerator

flush the water tank put a glass press for water and keep flushing on till smell gone

Mar 23, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Water and Ice have a horrible taste.

Thats becouse the instaler use cooper line, in a short period will taste beter and beter, but I don use cooper becouse that I use rubber or plastic make it change and let the water run for a waile...good luck and rate me...

Jan 20, 2008 | GE GSH25JFR Side by Side Refrigerator

Not finding what you are looking for?
Pds GE Profile Bottom-Freezer Drawer Refrigerator Energy Star 22.2 Cu. Ft. - PDS22MFS Logo

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pds Refrigerators Experts

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers


Level 1 Expert

6 Answers

Are you a Pds Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides