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Floaters in filtered ice water

"I am getting white floaters in my ice water. I have replaced the filter, let a lot of water flow through but the problem remains. What are they? Where do they come from? Are they dangerous? How do I get rid of them?"

Another user posted a probable cause -- hard water mineral buildup -- but noone has offered a solution

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  • kwoerpel Jul 25, 2008

    Removed filter in line and filter in refgerator and still have the same problem. Fkushed for hours, no improvement.

    What is it? How do I cure?

    KW

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    Same problem! Looking for a solution ...

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have a maytag french door with ice maker in bottom freezer and suddenly, within the last four months have started having white, filmy floaters when the ice melts. Have changed filter twice and ran water through lines several times, five - ten minutes at a time. Chilled water from door is clear as is water from kitchen tap. It is just my filtered-water ice.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    we're getting the same thing, white floaters, but it's from the ice.

  • tick497 Feb 06, 2009

    Same problem, it is from the ice and I just can't bring myself to drink it! Please help, fridge is only one year old!

  • cilleymomma Mar 24, 2009

    Same problem...can anyone help???

  • russ_ksu1 Apr 09, 2009

    Hey guys, same problem here. My fridge is a brand new GE profile so it isn't something unique to your Kenmore. I froze the chilled water from the door and thawed it. Same floaters. I've boiled it in the microwave to attempt melting the little floaters. No luck, once they form they are sticking around. I'm not sure where to go from here. Right now I have tap water in the freezer. Going to try a freeze and thaw cycle on it and see if I can isolate my fridge as the problem. I'm starting to think that it is whatever my city uses to treat its water. Guess I need to get rid of my clear glasses or move!

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It is caused from calcium carbonate and magnesium among other minerals and is in hard water. When you pour the water out of the tap, no floaties, but when you freeze water, the freezing process forces the minerals into the center of the ice where it forms floaties. It is harmless, just unsightly. You can core the center of ice cubes to remove most floaties but that is impractical, so the other alternative is to get a water softener. Water softeners remove most if not all floaties.

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Freeze hot water. my mom has been doing it for years to stop the floaties, and it has always worked.

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