I have a side by side refrigerator that used to dispense great tasting
water. I recently did som plumbing work soldering a copper pipe and
used a lot of solder rosin. I think some of the rosin got into the
plastic water tank and sat there for a while. Now the water has a bad
taste. I have tried letting lots of water run through it and it still
has the problem. Anybody have any ideas on how to get rid of the bad
I would think that due to the low flow and the relatively large area in
the tank there just isn't much cleaning action. You should be able to
remove the plastic tank so that you can wash it with hot water and
regular dish detergent which should be able to better clean the tank.
Perhaps consider adding a filter inline to the fridge to help prevent
future occurrences by stopping any contamination in an easily
On 12 Mar 2006 17:46:08 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
If the smell is IN the tank, a filter won't help. people always
recoommend baking soda. Make a verrrry strong solution and let it sit
for a few days. If that helps, do it again.
Then there is "activated" charcoal. Is that for this or is it just
cigarrette nonnesse. Well, some kind of charcoal. Frankly I would
think you could use charcoal briquettes, but maybe someone knows more.
Let it set for a couple days. If it helps, do it again.
I would just rinse with plain water, many times. Any left over baking
soad isn't going to hurt you and probably not any charcoal. I don't
know if resin disolves in soap. My suggestions were only about
getting rid of the taste. Don't know if they work.
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