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I installed a new PureSource2 filter a month ago. The taste of my water improved and all was fine. Last week a chemical taste began to build and then it became undrinkable. I bought a new filter and replaced it on Friday. The water taste was as good as when I replaced the last one. On Saturday the chemical taste and smell began building and now on unday it is twice and bad. The city has been having problems with the water system and the other half of the city has been on a boil order but not us. They have added more ammonia to the water but I guess this filter should handle that. Right now the tap taste better than the chmical taste the filter seems to be giving off. I don't know what is going on and want help. We have loved the filtered water for the last 8 months and would like to know if there is anything we can do to fix the problem.

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Search for "how to remove ammonia from tap water" and also for "ammonia added to drinking water". You''l find information, about Chlorine, Chloramines, and Ammonia as different ways to treat water. There is suggestion for ammonia which was to let some water sit for a while to try to off-gas the ammonia. I'd use a glass pan to avoid any metal contamination/confusion for the before/after smell tests. There are kits to test the water.

But first line some facts up
1. Get a water report from the water company to see what naturally occurring minerals are in the source of water and how much of that is removed and what is used to remove it, and, how it compares with local and national standards.
2. Use the water kits, if need be, to confirm these reports.
3. Look at the water filter labels or go to the product's website. There are different levels of purification some these water filters provide. Prices go up correspondingly. I would be surprised if a filter "added" taste. Removing some contaminates might reveal other masked tastes. These filters also recommend the number of hours to be used; the ones with higher removal capability have shorter hours. I'd expect 1-2 years of use.
4. Other solutions:
- use the bypass cap that came with your frig in place of a filter for a before and after taste test.
- use a Brita pitcher.
- look into using a whole house cartridge based system (not water softeners) to get good smelling water everywhere. Replace cartridge(s) annually. Note: I would bypass the outside water bibs for lawn and pool; why use pure water to water the lawn?

Hope this helps.
Ultimately your water source is the problem source.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

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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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Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Bad tasting /smelling water

This happens each time you get water or only when you've recently changed the filter?  Do you live in an area with hard water/well water?  I would try cleaning the water line out with warm water and vinegar to see if this helps.  
When is the last time the filter was changed?  

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Plastic Taste in Refrigerator Water

Hi there, I noticed the same condition when I left the filter in ours a little too long. The optimal performance from the filter is achieved (I have found) when you change it after 3 months. This is about the same amount of time it takes for the light to change from green to red on the filter light.
Hope this helps. ~Steve

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid refrigerator smells.

hi feel sorry for u but if u have all this problems already... why don't u ask the company or store u bought this LEMON..... so replace it or get money back...otherwise go in contact with customer protection and complain to them,,,,,
hope u get a satisfactory answer.....

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: bad smelling water

The water lines are contaminated with bacteria and/or mold. This is a problem with many refrigerators. You need to turn off water and disconnect the feed line and filter. Mix 4 ounces of Clorox(R) in 1 gallon of water and pump it through with a NEW garden sprayer. You can remove the wand and clamp it onto the water inlet. Activate the dispenser while you pump the bleach through the system. Once bleach starts coming out the dispenser, vent the garden sprayer (de-pressurize), Let the bleach sit for 15-20 minutes. Re-attached water using a brand new filter (do not use the old filter and do not put bleach through filter). Run water until no chlorine odor (it can be a while). This process needs to be done at least once a year.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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