Ice Maker Quality Troubleshooting Guide
Here are a few things that can go wrong, even with the good quality. Let’s look at some of the most common issues people will face with ice maker and how they can be fixed:
Q: When Your Ice Cubes Taste Like Plastic
A: In some cases, there is a distinct plastic-like taste in the ice. This can be a common problem especially with new ice makers. The main cause of this issue is that the ice maker is unused. The taste does go away eventually the more you use your ice maker. When you purchase a new ice maker, make sure to clean it thoroughly.
Q: When Your Ice Cubes Taste Like Copper
- Clean the reservoir and all internal components with vinegar and warm water. This will eliminate the plastic taste.
- If you do not want to use vinegar, you can perform the same cleaning procedure with lemon juice.
- Simply add lemon juice to water and rinse the ice maker thoroughly.
- Make sure you rinse your ice maker with fresh warm water afterwards to eliminate the lemon smell.
A: It is a good idea to clean your ice maker on a regular basis, however, you must make sure you are using the right cleaning materials. Many people tend to clean their ice makers with strong cleaners. However, these cleaners may have a high acid content, which causes the chrome coating on the ice maker prongs to wear down, exposing the copper underneath. Once the coating is worn, the ice and water you retrieve from the ice maker will have the taste of copper. The coating can also be removed if you use soda to make soda-flavored ice. Even if you use juice, the chrome coating will get worn down. Liquids with high acid or sugar content can eat away at the chrome coating on the prongs. To make sure your ice does not taste like copper, be sure to clean it with proper aids like vinegar or lemon juice and use the ice maker properly.
Q: When Your Ice Cubes Taste Like Dust.
A: There are several issues that can cause this problem. The first and foremost issue is dirty water. If the water is dirty, your ice cubes will taste bad. Use filtered water for making ice to eliminate the taste of dust.If water is left in the reservoir for too long, you should change it. Using stored water will result in a dusty taste in the ice cubes. If you use these methods down to the last detail, not only will you be able to maintain your ice maker the right way, but will also be able to prevent damage to it.