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Ice smells/tastes musty from our LG internal ice maker.

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Ice smells/tastes musty from...

Ice smells/tastes musty from our LG internal ice maker.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your LG is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

LG28768 about a year and a half old.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yeah, I’m double-checking that there is no water filter and wondering if mold in the drip tray under the fridge could cause this. I cleaned out the compressor compartment, which was pretty dusty. The drip tray had some standing water that smelled a little musty, but doesn’t seem possible to empty without removing the compressor, so I added a little bleach and sopped it up the best I could.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I removed the ice maker and checked it out. No visible problem there, but it smells a little musty too. Cleaned it with some bleach. The air vent near the ice maker had the same smell, so removed and cleaned that while I was at it.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: AppTech8579, Home Appliance Technician replied 10 months ago
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Appliance Technician: AppTech8579, Home Appliance Technician replied 10 months ago

You need to flush the water line as well. Food can also be the cause of this.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks for getting back. What is involved in flushing the line? What would I use other than water, which is already running through it?
Appliance Technician: AppTech8579, Home Appliance Technician replied 10 months ago

Pour 3 to 4 cups of white distilled vinegar into the ice-maker and dispenser lines with a small funnel and allow it to soak for five to 10 minutes

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