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Kitchenaid Model ksrs22q or ksrb22q

Our refrigerator came with the house when we bought it in June 2009. It was originally purchased in 1993.There are black specks on the ice, even though we've dumped it all several times. Also, there is no filter light-is there a filter? we have the Use and Care Guide-doesn't mention a filter. The water tastes "off". Is there a way to get rid of the black specks? Is it time to get a new refrigerator?

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Hi, It sounds like maybe the house sat vacant for a long period of time.

The black specks can be from several sources but these are the 3 most common:

1. The internal and back of the fridge plastic tubing used to route the water from the water valve to the icemaker

a. If water sat in the tubing for months and there was decay of the water quality then the black gunk can build up in the plastic lines. You can clean the ice maker supply line on the back of the unit with bleached water after you gently pull the upper part of the hose from the fitting and unhook the lower part of the plastic hose from the water valve. Wear rubber gloves and be prepaired for bleached water drips. Just make sure you purge the line with fresh water after bleaching and then reconnect it on BOTH ends. I know it is not easy to get water into that tiny little hole.

Usually the water is turned off and the water line is disconnected on a refrigerator that is to sit idle of a long time and the water will drain back and out of the interan water lines of the unit.

2. It can be from plumbing that sat unused for a long period of time.

a. You can buy an in-line water filter usually for under $25.00 and install it on the 1/4 input line to your fridge (The filter kits come with installation instructions) An easy job for anyone that can follow an instruction sheet.

b. If you do install an in-line water filter purge the water line in a bucket by turning on the supply valve and fill the bucket about half full of water then turn off the water in install the filter.

3. The diaphram in the water vavle dried up when the unit was idle. The diaphram rubber could have broke down from being dry and is now showing up in your ice as black specs.

I would not give up on the unit yet.... It sounds like with a little persistence it will be fine.

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