The ice in my Whirlpool side by side has just started having a chemical
type of an odor and taste. The fridge is clean and i am stumped. Do ice
makers have any seals that could have broken to let a small amount of
oil or grease into the water supply? Also, it has a new water filter and
there is no odor or taste to the water.
First you need to identify when it picks up the odor.
Throw all the ice away and clean everything and pour vinegar in your
tray and leave until it dumps. Then just dump and throw away the
Start testing the next batch as soon as it dumps, but test some and
leave the rest in the bin, testing them after they have been there
What I'm suggesting is that your bin and fridge air is flavoring your
ice, rather than the water.
might be a water main break somewhere started the problem.
dump ALL ice, run lots of water from the water dispenser, clean area
well, let it make ice for a day and toss it all again
is taste odor now gone
make sure something isnt getting smelly in fridge ore freezer. odors
can travel, clean fridge again dumping water in lower part, check
drain tank in lowest area of fridge.
my dad had a problem like yours, the service tech found a dead mouse
in the drain pan. YIKES! odors often come from this area
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