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Poor tasting Ice

I have a Kenmore refrigerator with top mount freezer. In recent weeks the ice has begun to taste bad. I do not have a manual for this unit and don't know if there is a filter on the ice maker. Any help would be great!

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There could be a filter installed. The filter usually looks like a long tube about 6-10" long and about 1-3" round.
Try to located the water line. This will be either a copper or plastic tube about 1/4" diameter and will be going into your fridge from the back of the unit.
The filter could also be located at the point of where the water is being supplied from. Possibly under your sink or it could of been tapped into another line in the basement if you have one.
If you located a filter, you will be able to see if you would be able to remove it and replace it on your own. It usually takes a couple of wrenches, but MAKE SURE YOU SHUT THE WATER SUPPLY OFF FIRST before attempting to remove it or else you might have to go swimming. (Actually it's a small tube, so not a lot of water will come out, but you still need to shut off the water supply to the fridge. Then you can bring the old filter into your local hardware store and get a replacement.
I hope this helps.
Good luck.
Mac =)

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

There could be a filter installed. The filter usually looks like a long tube about 6-10" long and about 1-3" round.
Try to located the water line. This will be either a copper or plastic tube about 1/4" diameter and will be going into your fridge from the back of the unit.
The filter could also be located at the point of where the water is being supplied from. Possibly under your sink or it could of been tapped into another line in the basement if you have one.
If you located a filter, you will be able to see if you would be able to remove it and replace it on your own. It usually takes a couple of wrenches, but MAKE SURE YOU SHUT THE WATER SUPPLY OFF FIRST before attempting to remove it or else you might have to go swimming. (Actually it's a small tube, so not a lot of water will come out, but you still need to shut off the water supply to the fridge. Then you can bring the old filter into your local hardware store and get a replacement.
I hope this helps.
Good luck.
Mac =)

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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