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Have you ever noticed that the ice cubes produced by your built-in ice maker taste funny? This is a fairly common complaint among those with a combination refrigerator/freezer. Fortunately, it also tends to be a fairly easy fix.
If you've noticed that your ice cubes have an unusual taste lately, try the following tips to get things back to normal:
Change your unit's filter
Your refrigerator's water filter is responsible for removing impurities that will get into your ice maker if they're not taken care of beforehand. You need to change your filter regularly if you want both your water and your ice cubes to taste fresh and pure.
It's a good idea to stock up on filters so that you're not dissuaded from changing them because you have to run out to the store. Keep some spare filters on hand and set an alarm on your cell phone to remind you when it's time to change your filter.
Get rid of old ice
If you don't use ice cubes very often, old ice cubes can stay stagnant in your freezer for a long time and acquire a peculiar taste. When you notice that your ice cubes are tasting a little unusual, you might be able to remedy the problem by simply cleaning out old ice cubes and making new ones.
Over time, older ice cubes can absorb odors, become stale, and experience freezer burn. Clean out your collection bucket regularly to minimize the changes that your ice cubes will acquire an unpleasant taste.
Get a water softener
Sometimes, ice cubes begin to taste unpleasant or unusual due to hard water issues. Excessive mineral content in your home's water supply can create an unpleasant taste. Mineral buildup can come from calcium, chalk, limestone, dolomite, and magnesium deposits.
If you suspect hard water of causing an unusual taste in your ice cubes, you can either have a water softener installed or perform maintenance on your existing water softener to fix the problem.
Clean out your unit
If you've got a lot of old food lying around in your fridge and freezer, it might eventually cause your ice cubes to taste unusual. For the freshest taste in your refrigerator water and ice cubes, you need to keep your as clean as possible.
Throw out old or expired food and wipe down your refrigerator unit if it's been a while since you've given your refrigerator a thorough cleaning. If you continue to have problems, consider refrigerator repair.