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Kenmore Coldspot Side By Side Icemaker smells


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#1 misha

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 04:56 PM

Hi,

Have a fairly recent Sears Kenmore ColdSpot Side by side, model 50593003 with icemaker and water in door.

Recently the ice cubes made in the ice maker have started to have an odor. The water dispensed through the door doesn't seem to have this odor just the ice. I switched out the water filter even though it was still showing good and ran quite a bit of water through the lines to see if that would clear them. But still having the odor problem with the ice.

Has anyone else ever experienced this? Is there a way to clean the water line, figure there may be some bacteria of some type growing in there somewhere. Maybe run some bleach through the lines....just not sure how to get to it other than from the connection in the back.

Thanks in advance



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Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:53 PM

The ice in the freezer can take smells in from items in the unit maybe you have smell in the freezer itself   ......   Make sure that you clean your freezer and refrig   ....  best way to do this is wait till ya need to go shopping so that ya dont have that much stuff in there and then    pack it all in a cooler   ..... unplug the unit and with baking soda and small amount of soap  with warm water wipe down everything in the refrig... If you can keep the doors open for a while let the whole unit fully become defrosted and do the same thing again......   after that plug in the refig and let it get cold again ....  buy a box of baking soda  made for the fridge ....that helps take odors out and leave it in there   ...  I clean my refrig often and I do a full cleaning in the freezer about every to months... ya have food in there ya have to keep it sanitary...

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 03:11 PM

Also, consider an icemaker water filter.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 10:13 AM

Thanks but my wife is a clean freak so the freezer is clean, clean, clean. And, I have done the empty the ice bin for new ice several time.
My best "next" assumption is that there is a build up of something in the plastic feed tubing that feeds the icemaker. Just don't know how best to go trying to flush that out. Any suggestions appreciated




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