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Ice from ice maker tastes and smells bad

I have a Kenmore refrigerator, model number 253 7482240H. I had an ice maker added in the freezer when I bought the refrigerator. All of a sudden the ice started tasting really bad and had a funny smell. It also looked more cloudy than usual. I went to the Sears store and they sold me a water filter for the refrigerator, which I told them I didn't think the refrigerator had one. They assured me it did. When I got home I did not have a filter inside the refrigerator. They told me they have no idea what's wrong. There is nothing wrong with any other water in my house. Any suggestions?

Kenmore , Refrigerators , Appliances
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Lyle W
As noted in the link for a previous answer that was provided by Joseph P. in the above response, the ice cubes will absorb taste and odor from items in the refrigerator (and freezer). I recommend that you follow the tips provided by Scott D. in that previous answer. Here is another link for that answer in case you need it:

The ice from my icemaker tastes funny

There is a possibility that you have a coating of residue in the ice mold of the ice maker that is causing this problem. If the tips in that previous answer don't help, I recommend that you

unplug the refrigerator

and remove the ice maker from the wall in the freezer. It should be secured by screws. Unplug the wiring harness and completely remove the module. Examine the ice mold for a build-up of deposits. If you see hard water residue in the mold, you can use white vinegar to clean the deposits out. Rinse the ice maker and mount it back in the freezer. Don't forget to plug the wiring harness back in. This may help you resolve this taste problem with the ice.

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by Lyle W Earned 2,953 community points in Kenmore
December 10th, 2010
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