Question about KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS Side by Side Refrigerator
Our Kitchenaid Superba KSRG25FKBL15 has bad tasting water and ice cubes. We replaced the copper tubing which delivers the water to the fridge and that didn't help. We replaced the copper tubing again with plastic tubing...no better. Any suggestions? Our tap water doesn't taste this bad.
Our refridgerator has terrible tasting ice and water and we have tried everything to fix it. Is there a sure fire way to fix the problem. I would love to use the ice maker and water.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
I had the same problem. I replaced the tubing both from the ice tray to the control valve(at the bottom rear of the fridge), and then the copper tubing from the control valve to the house water supply (I replaced it with a flexible pvc tubing - about $6 at Lowe's). I removed the ice maker itself and cleaned it thoroughly in vinegar. No improvement. None, Nada. Then I replaced the control valve itself. BINGO. Bad taste gone. The valve cost $14 on e-bay, and took about 5 minutes to replace.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
I figured this problem out as I had the same problem with my Kitchenaid frige right out of the box. They have either a mold build up problem that can occur after the unit is water tested at the factory or they have mold release residues in the lines an plumbing, I think it is actually mold though and went through 5 filters just to eliminate this as the cause. The fix I did worked perfectly, it eliminated every bit of that nasty chemical taste, what you need to do is flush the refrig with a white vinegar and water mix, here's how I bought a 2 gallon garden sprayer bottle, the type you pump to pressurize the liquid. The brand I recommend is "Roundup"because if you screw off the nozzle at the tip the exposed thread will fit into the water line hose at the water source end under the sink. You will need to cut the plastic tip off leaving just the thread, otherwise it will prevent you from screwing it into the tube. Fill the bottle with about 1 gallon of medium hot water and a full bottle of white vinegar. Removethe refrig water filter and then Pump up the bottle and at the same time squeeze the trigger on the sprayer and hold a large glass at the dispenser of the refrig. If no leaks, it should flow nicely but keep the bottle presurized. Keep the vinegar and water mix so that you can go through the flushing process twice. guarantee to fix your bad tasting water and cheap. It is also a process you should do once a year, to have the freshest tasting water also makes your $15 garden sprayer is worth the investment.
Posted on Apr 02, 2012
It could be a number of things, your filter could have bacteria in it which can happen with activated carbon. If you dont have a softener but you have Iron or hardness in your water these minerals and metals will completely precipitate from the water when frozen. First get your water tested so you know what you are dealing with.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
I had a maytag fridge with the water was fine in the door.I bought a new GE fridge with water and ice in the door, the water had a plastic taste.The only thing i think of differnt was the filter in the new one.I took the filter off and the water taste better.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
We are having the same sour taste for the water and/or ice. The we replaced the filter 2 months ago. THe book with the frig says to wash the ice bin and throw out the ice. Also it said that frozen foods in the freezer that are not sufficiently sealed can cause a sour taste in the water/ice. We decide to throw out a few things that had been opened before. We will see what that does.
But regarding the plastic taste, ice crushers use 2 different spiral mechanisms. One is plastic. After a while the plastic become brittle and little bits of it chaff off into the ice. The other type metal, eventually rusts and you get rust in the ice. Kind of a lose lose situations.
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
No body seems to have a good answer to this. Perhaps somebody could consider this for a solution - Defrosted the freezer yesterday - Amana Side-by-side. I noticed that the Galvanised Steel/Aluminium Shield on the heat exchanger was corroded - I cleaned it off and got that same very distinct smell of onions from my hands. Our ice has not been tainted of late. I think this shrowd is galvenised steel is the cause of the problem as we have never had onions in the freezer.
Can anybody think of a solution to this - How to clean regularly - what product/solution could be used in the freezer safely.
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
....well here is the problem (I own a Fridgidare) all the lines are plastic (inside the fridge, nothing to do with the copper supply line) I bought this brand new and noticed when a glass of ice would melt, the melted water tasted like plastic. Changed the filter (even tho it was new) and now that first glass of the day, I fill it half way and dump it out (because the water has been sitting in the plastic lines) and then the water tastes fine. But the ice, I gave up. I buy a bag from Meijer's and dump it into the ice dispenser. Funny how their ice is crystal clear and mine is white (and tastes like plastic)
Posted on Mar 04, 2013
My water tasted like plastic and I always buy filters when they should be replaced. I stopped drinking the water because I hated the taste. I would get ice out of the refrigerator and then get bottled water. Since we were not drinking the water, it was stored in the plastic container in the refrigerator which was making it taste even more like plastic. I decided to take a pitcher and fill it up three times and dump the water. Once I did that, the water did not taste like plastic anymore. The ice was never a problem for me. I hope this helps.
Posted on May 31, 2008
We are having the same problem but do not know what to do. We have replaced the filter. Cleaned the freezer and refrigerator out completly but the ice still tastes bad.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
We have the same problem; it started when we moved to a house with well water. Now we buy ice and dump it in the ice maker and drink bottled water. All this money for a side by side with water and ice despenser for nothing! We also have front loader washer smell. Is it well water? I miss the city...
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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