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4 Easy Fixes for Bad Tasting Ice Cubes

Ever wonder why your ice cubes may taste or smell funny? You’re not alone. Here are some possible causes and solutions as to why this may be happening.

1. The filtration system filter may be dirty. The water filtration system filters should be replaced every six months. Depending on how frequently you use it, you may need to change it more often. Check the manual for your refrigerator for instructions on your specific model.

2. You may have stale ice cubes. If you’re not using the ice machine regularly, the ice cubes are sitting in the freezer, and are susceptible to absorbing the odors and gases from the freezer or refrigerator. To keep this from happening, keep spoiled food out of your refrigerator, and use your ice machine more frequently.

 3. Possible unhealthy water supply. If your water supply is full of salt or sulfur, your ice cubes will inevitably have a bad taste and odor. Make sure to regularly replace your water filtration system. If your refrigerator doesn’t have a built-in water filtration system, give us a call to buy and install a  water filter.

 4. Possible food spills or mildew growth inside the freezer. Make sure to thoroughly clean the inside of your freezer and refrigerator using warm water and baking soda. Avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach and ammonia.


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