Can someone recommend a good refrigerator water hose that will not give my water and ice a bad taste?I have tried one from Whirlpool (7' Industrial Grade Refrigerator Water Hose, Part #8212490RC) and one from FlowMaster (5’ Length Lead Free Flexible PVC Water Line, #IPN05).My wife says both cause the water to taste bad.
I do not want to use the ¼” copper or plastic tubing hook-up method.I have searched forums and found conflicting recommendations on milky white colored polyethylene, clear, stainless steel, neoprene rubber, clear plastic, braided small rigid plastic.
My source water supply tastes fine.
Please help. Lenny
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If unit has a water dispenser, how does water taste? I've run across bell peppers that will emit a bad smell. Keep in mind 95% of all refrigerators circulate air from freezer to refrigerator side and then back. It continues to circulate air so bad produce from refrigerator side will get into freezer side and ice will absorb smell. First, dump all ice. Then line shelves in refrigerator side with newspaper, that absorb smells. You can even try kitty litter in small cups in refrigerator side. Bell peppers gives off that metallic smell and can take some time to get out of unit. Highly unlikely a motor is bad and you've already changed outside water line.
the supply line to the plastic tube line or copper. Do not use a
braided plastic or metal braided line these will make the water taste
bad. Changed mine to the plastic line and cured mine, no filters needed.
Replace the water filter cartridge in your refrigerator if the ice tastes bad or the control center display recommends it.
if there is just one inlet and one outlet on the reservoir you should be able to put a small copper tube between the two ends and hose clamp them, there should be no worry of a leak since there should be no pressure in this hose except very low and only while the icemaker is calling for water, however i dont think it will solve the taste problem to bypass the tank, it may be that the plasic is new and you are getting the taste of the plastic?
Replace water supply line with the plastic tubing ice maker line. It fixed mine that had a metal braided line on it that made the water taste kie rubber and dirt,, after that I tried a vinyl braided line.and it made the water taste like garden hose water.. The plastic tubing was the cure. Reply and tell me what you have.
disconnected your water line to your fridge and let it rum in to a bucket so you will have fresh water for your fridge but before plug it back to your fridge pour a example in to a cup and drink it to see how it theist like.
if that don,t solve your problem,
there is a way to get rid of bad rubber taste on the water , but is kind of hard to do first
you need to take you refrigerator out side
because is going to be messy find some kind of water pump and a bucket and some hose.
disconnect the water line going out of the water valve to your ice make and rig your hose together whit that one.
on the bucket pour a full bottle of Synthetic vinegar "yes the same stuff you put in your salt", make sure is synthetic not the natural kind
using a pump flush your refrigerator whit the vinegar, you can add some water if you need
if there is two water valves do the same on both.
Since I found that the water itself being fed to the trays and being dispensed was bad. I replacethe nylon, reinforced plastice icemaker hose with 1/4" copper supply line. That, along with purging the hopper (getting rid of) any old ice as well as washing the hopper out real good and giving the freezer a general cleaning - seemed to do the trick. No repugnant odor or taste. (I didn't even replace the filter- the cycle is every 6 mos.)
Hope this helps others who may be experiencing this same prob with this type of side by side appliance.