Question about Refrigerators
Few months back I noticed particles and thread like things floating in the water from side-by-side whirlpool refrigerator. I changed filter twice, drained lots of gallons of water both time but water is still not clean. I changed complete water tubing still the same problem. I drained water with and without filter (several gallons) and still the same problem. I checked tap water and it is cleaner than fridge water. Any idea where is the problem? Any solution?
Okay - we have had this same problem for around 6 weeks - We called a service repairman to come out and he said that these "floaties" are harmless bacteria. We should disconnect the filter and flush the system by using 1 gallon of water a day (wasting it) after the chlorine in the water is allowed to build up again then the "floaties"- bacteria- will go away---- gross :-( We will see if it works---
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
It seems that the molded plastic water reservoir is breaking down due to the chemicals used to treat the tap water coming in. Most manufacturers have gone to using a coil of tubes in place of the reservoir. You can read more about it below. This had me going for about 3 days! I hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
The water is actually safe to drink. Let the same COLD water warm up for a few minutes and this should ease your concerns.
Large white flakes are a result of having hard water that. Normal, smaller flakes are precipitated salts like Magnesium, Calcium or Manganese that dissolve in warmer water. As long as the water is WARM, you'll likely never see the salts. However, COLDER WATER causes the salts to bond making them easier to see. What is see gives us an uneasy feeling though we are simply witnessing physics and thermodynamics: thermophysics.
Most water filters remove the larger particulates. However, salts are much smaller particles and can not be removed by most basic refrigerator filters. Hence the reason it is hard to convert sea water to drinkable fresh water.
IF this continues to be a concern, considering investing in a "Water Softener" system capable of removing the Magnesium, Calcium, Manganese, and other salts that exist in our water.
Posted on Dec 03, 2019
Ullshit, I have a brand new whirlpool junk one week old , flushed 22 gallons of water through it And it still has floaters. My old Frigidaire flushed out with 3 gallons when I would install a new filter. It is ducking junk. No one will help They stole my money.
Posted on Nov 04, 2017
We had the same problem with the ice when it melted. The water came out crystal clear but the ice cubes were cloudy white and when melted, there were little "floaties" in the glass. It was like this for over 3 years and we didn't get much help from Frigidaire. We have very hard water as well, and connected the fridge line before the water softener so we didn't have to drink salt water. We had a reverse osmosis filter installed yesterday and no more floaties...they are completely gone and the water and ice is great!
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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