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Our ice tastes really bad. I've changed the fiilter/regulator, the main freezing tray and the water line into the filter/regulator. Still, bad tasting ice. What should I do next?

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Disconnect the water line from the wall and taste the water or<br /> freeze it in another ref for verification.<br /> <br /> If this was helpful please rate me.<br />IMUFO2<br />Leo Ponder Appliance-Tyler,Texas<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="mailto:imufo2@sbcglobal.net">imufo2@sbcglobal.net</a>

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taste the water coming out of the filter ? should come from a cold water line, not the hot water line, funky smells and tastes come from your hot water heater. and I don't want to hear the hot water freezes faster bs. hot water heaters are full of stuff you don't want in your body. So if the water tastes ok....
sounds like you need to give the entire fridge a defrosting, clean it up real good. also have baking soda ready for monthly treatments, just crack a box open and stick it int the fridge or freezer.
These ice machines never did make quality ice as they just freeze still water, witch make cloudy, less than savory ice.
If you are a big ICE lover like me. a under the cabinet flowing ice machine is the best ice, as it last the longest(almost clear) and has no ill flavor.
Jay the pool pump guy longwood

Jul 25, 2014 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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The ice maker


see this causes and fix it. God bless you

Makes to much ice or won't shut off.

Check shutoff arm. This may be hung up on ice or food item.

Makes no ice.

Check shutoff arm. Check to make sure it is getting water, check water solenoid. Check water supply line it may be frozen or plugged up. Check freezer temperature to low of a temperature could cause the line to freeze up. Check for power at motor. You will need to remove the ice maker. Find the leads that go to the auger and connect a voltmeter. Press the dispenser lever you should have power if not replace the control board or micro switch. Check control switch or microswitch. Put icemaker in test mode. Only some are equipped.

Ice cubes to large or small.

Adjust size by removing cover and turn adjustment screw + or -. Check water solenoid. Check water supply line. Make sure it is level.

Ice tastes bad

Clean ice tray. Check supply line. Check water solenoid. Change filter. Run at least a 3 gallons of water thru the line after replacing filter this will flush all old water.

Ice is discolored.

Check water solenoid. Check supply line. Change filter. Clean ice tray. Run at least a 3 gallons of water thru the line after replacing filter this will flush all old water.

Most ice maker problems require either replacing the ice maker unit or the ice dispenser control board or micro switches.

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Our Sub-Zero Mdl 680F is 11 years old, and virtually for its entire existence in our house, the water and ice dispenser has been un-useable because they taste bad. The taste was "oily" almost as...


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Change the supply line to the plastic tube line or copper. Do not use a braided plastic or metal braided line these will make the water taste bad. Changed mine to the plastic line and cured mine, no filters needed.

Replace the water filter cartridge in your refrigerator if the ice tastes bad or the control center display recommends it.

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Ice tastes bad. How do you flush the system?


Change the supply line to the plastic tube line or copper. Do not use a braided plastic or metal braided line these will make the water taste bad. Changed mine to the plastic line and cured mine, no filters needed.

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My ice taste like metal and the filter does not need changing


I have a whirlpool refriderator that only makes ice. There is no filter in the fridge itself. The water line in the basement is copper, then it has a valve off of the main line. I originally had installed a stainless steel line running to the refriderator. The order of the ice can be described as a metal tasting taste. I purged the line prior to connecting it. I then replaced it with a pvc line, purging it all so. The taste of metal isn't there but it still has a small taste to it. Prior to having a ice maker, we made ice in ice trays with the sink water and had no issues. Can someone shed some light on this issue please.

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Whirlpool ED25RF Does ice maker have a filter? My ice taste funny and sometimes its dirty


The ice maker doesn't have a filter , the problem could be the ice maker itself that the tray ,which is made out of aluminum is losing particles.Look at the conditions of the ice maker tray ,if you see like white spots replace the ice maker.

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Bad tasting water and ice from fridge and kitchen tap...


Hi!! change your copper line going to the icemaker and also install a water line filter you can buy one at homedepot easy to install and has instructions on how to...good luck..

Jan 05, 2009 | U-Line BI-95

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Bad water & ice cube taste


Hello redwood City
Welcome

You said,
Your Kitchenaid Superba KSRG25FKBL15 has bad tasting water and ice cubes. You replaced the copper tubing which delivers the water to the fridge and that didn't help. You replaced the copper tubing again with plastic tubing...no better. Any suggestions? Your tap water doesn't taste this bad.You bought a Kenmore french door fridge with water dispenser in the door in July 2008. The fridge has a filter. A few weeks after the fridge came the water and ice started tasting really bad, unlike any bad water taste I have ever tasted. And your tap water is fine. The bad taste appears to be random. Sometimes you get a cup full of nasty water and sometimes it tastes fine.

First you must know you have a 1 year warranty and can have them come out to fix anything, no charge.If it persists. You will have to get tough and you , MUST INSIST THEY REPLACE YOUR FRIDGE


When installing the water line these were a part of the directions!
Did you do this before connecting the water line to your fridge?
"Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and
turn ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is
clear. Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe. Coil the
copper tubing."



Whirlpool remedy
Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice
1.Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or
off-flavored ice? Discard the first few batches of ice.
2.Have the ice cubes been stored too long? Throw old ice
away and make a new supply.
3.Does the freezer and ice storage bin need to be cleaned?
See “Cleaning” or “Ice Maker and Storage Bin.”
4.Has food in the freezer or refrigerator been wrapped
properly? Use airtight, moisture-proof packaging to help
prevent odor transfer to stored food.
5.Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter
may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
6. Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? Gray or
dark discoloration in ice indicates that the water filtration
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,
Thank You ,
HUUUM!!

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