RECENTLY I CONECTED THE WHOLE HOUSE WATER LINE INTO A WATER SOFTENER. THE TASTE OF WATER THROUGH THE WHOLE HOUSE IS OK EXCEPT THE FRIDGE WATER FILTER DISPENSER. IT IS SO SALTY AND PRIOR TO THIS IT WAS FILTERED AND OK.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY? IF THE SOFTENER DISTRIBUTES WATER TO ALL TAPS WHY ONLY FRIDGE HAS DIFFERENT TASTE?
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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 recently had a customer who had bad tasting ice. She'd had technicians from the place she purchased her fridge out, and they replaced the supply lines to the fridge, added water filters, but the problem persisted.
The problem actually started under the house. The fridge is on a wall opposite the kitchen sink and the dishwasher, so it was the only thing using water at the end of a long run of copper line, about 10 to 12 feet of it. Since the ice maker doesn't cycle allot, the water in that line was getting stagnant.
I ended up running a new line from a supply line in the adjacent room where the washer was. It was much shorter and didn't leave the fridge at the end of the line. And that was the end of her problem.
Check the supply line under your home if you can. If there's no other way around it, but that it be at the end of a long run, try running a smaller line to reduce the amount of water that sits in the line, and flush it often.