Ice Maker: Ice cubes taste bad

If the ice cubes from your ice maker taste bad, likely causes include a dirty evaporator plate, untreated water supply or food items being stored in the ice storage bin.

Mineral deposits build up on the evaporator plate and can eventually lead to bad-tasting ice, so run a cleaning cycle to clean the evaporator plate.

If ice cubes still taste bad after running the cleaning cycle, check the water supply going to the ice maker because bad-tasting water will produce bad-tasting ice. To check the water supply, unplug the ice maker and shut off the water supply cut-off valve. Disconnect the water supply line and collect a sample of the supply water in a container and taste the water. If it tastes bad, have a plumber examine and repair the water supply going to the ice maker.

Don’t store food in the ice bin because the ice will absorb odors and taste from the food.

These repairs may help solve your Ice Maker problem:

Run an ice maker cleaning cycle

Ice maker cleaning solution

Follow the directions in your owner's manual to run a cleaning cycle on the ice maker. The cleaning cycle removes hard water deposits and residue from the evaporator plate so the ice slab to forms quickly on the evaporator plate.

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