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Bad tasting ice from the ice maker

I hooked up the plastic water line kit to the ice maker in the bottom freezer and the ice tastes aweful, i have made over 20 batches of ice and it still tastes bad....like plastic. i have tried baking soda in the freezer in case it was odor, i have made ice from tap water in the freezer and it tastes fine.

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I honestly don't know anything about these freezers but if your ice is that bad then i would suggest one of two things is going on

1- the supply line is causing a problem, to close to something that is heating it up or else
2- The filter in the fridge might need changing since it's possible something got into it.
That's about the only suggestions i have for this problem. Hope this helps

Posted on May 23, 2010

  • Beamvacman Sep 17, 2010

    I have fixed it ,was plastic smelling for years ,removed large coil of line that sits in the fridge as a water tank ,bypassed it and now my ice is awesome ,no plastic smell ,careful bypassing it because if you mess up the fitting going into the solenoid ,you can not buy it seperately ,it comes with the solenoid

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Welcome

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1.Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or
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2.Have the ice cubes been stored too long? Throw old ice
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4.Has food in the freezer or refrigerator been wrapped
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5.Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter
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6. Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? Gray or
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system needs additional flushing. Run additional water
through the water dispenser to flush the water filtration
system more thoroughly (at least 2 to 3 gal. [8 to 12 L] or 6 to
7 minutes initially). Discard discolored ice.

Let me know what works,
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