It's not town water. It's something in the refrigerator. My unfiltered tap water tastes better than the Whirlpool channeled ice and water. Moreover, a Brita faucet filter does a wonderful job in removing all tastes from my unfiltered water. I change my Whirlpool filters as often as required.
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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...
I have seen this one other time in all my years of appliance repair and changing out the "water inlet valve" corrected the problem. I don't have an answer to why it did, but it did. Here is the valve for your unit. After you change the valve be sure to purge the water line for a good 5 - 10 mins to get all the nasty water out. Keep me posted!
It sounds like the ice maker if equiped. Remove Ice bin and clean out,and try a lite spray of bleach or vinegar (don't mix) If the smell is still happening and comming from ice you may want to install a inline filter.
I would suspect the water supply to the refrigerator. After it has sat without use over night at least, turn the water off and open the fill line at the refrigerator and place it in a clean container. Turn the water on gently for a very short time then check what you have in the container. More then likely it will contain what you are saying is in the ice. If not then you need to thoroughly clean the freezer and ice maker, my preference is to use a mild soap and bleach solution. The bleach would kill any mold that may be present. Good Luck, Gilshultz
i agree with rpbuice but in addition to flushing the water line you may need to replace the line then using the water dispencer run out about a gallon of water thru the door. this will clear the reservoir of bad tasting water. for the i/m throw out all of your ice then let it make a couple of batches and throw out that ice as well be sure to clean your ice bucket very good to remove any lingering tastes from the old ice.
fyi bad tasting water is generally from bad water supplies. good luck..
YOU SAID, YOU HAVE KENMORE ELITE BOTTOM FREEZER WITH ICE MAKER THE ICE CUBES SMELL
HORRIBLE ALWAYS, I EVEN TOSS THEM OUT EVERY FEW DAYS, STILL SAME PROBLEM
Ice has bad odor and taste. 1• Ice has picked up odor or flavor from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer. 2• Water running to ice maker has poor taste or odor. 3• Ice not used frequently enough. 4• Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will produce fresh supply. 5• Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water purifying company. 7• Discard stale ice.