We just hooked up our water line; ran 3 gallons of water through the filter before drinking. Water still tastes a little off. The filter light is on the panel (telling us to change the filter) and won't reset. Could the filter not be on correctly making the water not be filtered? If that's possible how would we know? And, to check the filter (or to remove it) do we need to turn the water off to the fridge first? I was confused by the instructions. Sorry - that was many questions!
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Re: water tastes funny
If there filter was not properly installed you would not have any water at the door.
you do not need to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
you should be able to push the filter light for three seconds,they do not turn off they just change color
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OLD PIPES NEED REPLACING,OR DID HOUSE WATER LINES SET A WHILE ,HOW LONG DID ICE MAKER NOT BE USED .CAN YOU REMOVE ICE MAKER AND CLEAN?. MOLD MAY OF ESTABLISHED OR RUST.TAKE WATER LINE OFF BACK THIS IS EASIEST. AND RUN 5 GALLONS OF WATER IN A BUCKET.TEST WITH A CLEAR GLASS WITH SOME FROM THE FLUSHING OUT WATER.IF IT DOES NOT CLEAR UP,HAS THE WATER COMPANY RAN TEST ON THEIR PRODUCT.THEIR MIXTURE OF FLUORIDE AND SUCH MAYBE FUNKY.DOES WATER LOOK CLEAN.GET CLEAR GLASS,FILL WITH ICE AFTER IT MELTS SEE IF THINGS AT ALL ARE FLOATING.DO SAME TEST AFTER YOU RUN 5 GALLONS OF WATER OUT OF THE LINE.ICE,MELT LOOK.HOW DOES WATER TASTE OUT OF DOOR IF THAT TYPE.IT CONFIRMS WATER LINE OR OUT OF FLUSHING WATER.IF IT TASTE OK FROM FLUSHING WATER THE SOURCE IS AS DESCRIBED IN THE FIX...
The answer to your question is yes. First go to home depot or lowes and tell them you want an in line water filter for a refridgerator and you want that filter to have the brass or copper threaded connections already on the filter. While your there pick up a couple of stainless steel water lines. The fittings for the filter are going to be 1/4 inch fittings, so be sure to get the right size lines. Once your back home, pull the machine away from the wall, unplug it, jsut for safety, and turn the water off. The next thing you want to do is disconnect the old water line from the wall and from the water valve on the fridge. Before you hook up the filter make sure you note the water flow direction that should be on the side tellling you which way it should pass throught the filter. Hook up the line that will go from the wall to the filter but don't connect the valve yet. Once you got it connected to the wall get a bucket and place the line that goes to the valve in it and turn the water on. This way the filter is flushed before you hook it up to speed up the process of getting that bad water out. Ok, flush a few gallons, then hook the line to the valve, plug in the machine and your done. Allow a few cycles of ice to pass before you notice the difference. Good luck
When your water starts tasting funny and you can see some kind of particles in the ice, then it means the water filter is dirty and needs to be changed. Try to get the water filter replaced and the funny taste will stop.
If you are having some kind of lime taste or mud taste, or lime deposits or mineral deposit, is simply means you will have to replace the water line and reservior.
Hope this helped.
All the best
Do you have a water filter, either inline or inside the fridge side? There is nothing in the water lines or valves within the fridge that will contribute to chemical taste. Unless it's just been connected and the line was dirty. It's either your water supply, and if so install a quality inline water filter will help. Some times if the fridge filter is clogged the water flow to the ice maker is restricted and little bubbles get trapped in the ice and they taste off. You should have crystal clear ice. If not get a filter.
You will have to trace where the foul smell comes from by tracing the water line and testing the source. Check if it is before or after the filter you get the smell, if it is before the filter, you need to check if it is on the line which comes from the source or it is from the source. Most likely cleaning or probably a replacement of the part if cleaning does not help.
Check to see if the dispenser has an integral water filter. If yes, replace it to improve the taste of the water. If no, then unplug and remove the top panel and shut off the water supply line to the unit.
You'll want to drain the cooling tank and clean it with some white vinegar to remove any mineral deposits that could be affecting the taste of the water. You'll want to lightly scrub the inside of the chilling/cooling tank with a mixture of at least 2/3 white vinegar and warm water to help dissolve any residue in the tank.
After you've gotten it as clean as possible, turn on the water supply line and flush the tank by filling a pitcher from the cold water dispenser. Do this for at least 2-3 gallons of water to completely clear out the vinegar mixture.
You'll also want to remove and sanitize the dispenser valves on the front of the unit, as there could be some gunk inside the spout that is adding to the foul taste and odor.
I would also suggest you install an inline charcoal water filter to the supply line serving this cooler, as that will only help improve the taste and clarity of your drinking water.
You should be able to adjust the temp of the cold water with a thermostat controler located inside the cabinent. You might want to contat Hamilton Beach to obtain an owner's manual for your unit to get more detailed information about use and operation recommendations.
Hope you found this info very helpful and best regards!