The water system (Amana SXD524VW) gets a growth of a green like parts ? in the tubes and in the water tank. I'm not sure how to clean it out.
Is there is a way to get the tank out and clean it? User Manual will help?.
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Re: Cleaning the water system
A possible solution is depending on your water source... Chlorine will kill the algae, mold & mildew but the filter blocks chlorine. What we tell people is if you have chlorinated water, remove the filter (a bypass device may be needed depending on the make/model) and run without the filter for a week or so. The chlorine will kill all that stuff and then you can run the filter again. If you don't have chlorinated water you would have to mix a solution of bleach/water in a tank of some type and then use a pump (usually a Sur-Flo RV type pump) to supply the pressure and run a few gallons of chlorinated water through the system (again without filter) then let it sit 24 hours to kill the gunk. After that hook up to normal water supply and flush the system until there is no chlorine smell. The ratios for bleach/water, etc. are available on the internet if you "Google" the process.
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First thing to check is the fill tube and make sure it is not frozen with ice.some ice makers can be manually advanced in order to refill with water some have a reset button to do this if these two things do no good and the fill tube is not blocked with ice then repalce the water fill valve on the bottom rear of the unit
Hey it could be freezing in the tank. I just learned that the tank is in the refrigerator behind the crisper drawers under a plastic sleeve (attached w/two screws) . It can get too cold in the tank since there is a vent from the freezer pointing right on the tank that cools it. I defrosted mine by taking a heating pad and wrapping it around the tank for a few hours. I had to leave the crisper out, but oh well. I wish the slow water was my only problem!
Yes, the water tank is replaceable.Contact your local appliance parts store and provide them with the unit's serial and model number(not hardware store). You can also purchase just the plastic water line. If the unit has a quick-connect fittings make sure you push it all the way in. If you don't it may come off and cause leak or even flood. If they are compression type make sure you replacing them with exactly the same parts.
Sign guy, you have a bad water valve on your fridge. It's allowing a very small amount of water to bypass it and enter into the freezer section Ice Maker fill tube where it freezes. (I always pull those fill tubes out through the back of the fridge and run them under hot water, then blow through them to ensure that it's clear.) You'll need a new valve assy. for it. Open the fridge door and find the data tag, get the model number off of it and call your local appliance parts place. It'll be a dual coil valve assembly.
Usually they are push in connectors. You can remove the lines by pressing in on the little surface ring on the fitting while pulling on the line. It should pop off easily, to re-install just press in till the line fully seats. Neat fittings!
Depending on how far up the growth is, a Q-tip or old fashioned pipe cleaner will do. Typically this is due to the water having the chlorine removed by the filter. I recommend that you remove your filter and install the bypass plug (if needed) and run a few gallons of unfiltered water through the system then let it sit overnight. The chlorine will kill any growth, then you can put the filter back in for filtered water. Usually doing this every few months will keep the "green" out.