Icemaker producing foul odor on ice

jerrypJuly 28, 2012

I recently replaced waterline to refrigerator icemaker as part of a remodeling project. The ice now has a foul oder and bad taste. I subsequently ran about 15 gallons of water thru the water line and the oder/taste improved but still have a slight oder/taste. It is a kenmore refrigerator with bottom freezor.

Suggestions. Only thing I know to do at this point is to replace the water line insider the refrigerator thinking it may have been contaminated with new line. Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lee676

Is the icemaker water line copper or vinyl/plastic/PVC? The former shouldn't smell, the latter's odor may dissipate over time.

Also check the icemaker itself - they often get grimy or moldy over the years. Remove it and clean it out, using a small amount of chlorine bleach mixed with water (and detergent if it's easily rinsible).

(No substitute for undercounter clear ice machines IMO, but that's a topic for another time and place. You'll never get a smell or discolored cube from them)

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 12:30AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Wolf is increasing the BTUs on front burners
When I called the Wolf showroom in Atlanta, I was told...
charon70
Vent hood, Broan, Vent a Hood, Zephyr, or Kobe
I am looking for a 36'' under cabinet hood for a 36''...
abick2
Help installing power cord to 48inch dual wolf range
I'm trying to install the power cord, not sure how...
rubyrashel
Hood & Venting for Bluestar Rangetop...Zephyr or Bluestar?
In deciding between the 36" Bluestar cooktop and...
missmeghan702
Can a Whirpool wrs342fiab00 Refrigerator use water filter bypass ?
I have an undersink filter connected to this fridge,...
edge
Sponsored Products
NewAir Appliance Silver Portable Ice Maker
Overstock.com
Whynter Stainless Steel Built-In Ice Maker - UIM-155
$395.65 | Hayneedle
EdgeStar Countertop Titanium Portable Ice Maker
Overstock.com
Vinotemp VT-IMSW 15 in. Ice Maker with Stainless Door - VT-IMSW
$639.99 | Hayneedle
Edsal Icemaker 36 in. W x 72 in. H x 24 in. D Freestanding Steel Cabinet in
Home Depot
Summit BIM24 Under Counter Ice Maker - BIM24
$669.00 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™