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johnboy1942

02:54PM | 06/14/04
Member Since: 06/13/04
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Is there a way to flush out the icemaker unit on a Magic Chef refrigerator? I have installed an inline filter on the main water inlet line to the refrigerator unit for both cold drinking water and the ice maker and I still get a white organic looking sediment from melted ice cubes, that settles to the bottom of the glass BUT--no sediment in a standing glass of cold water. What to do? Can you help ? Thanks

DanO

04:34PM | 06/14/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Is there a way to flush out the icemaker unit on a Magic Chef refrigerator? **

There shouldn't be much to "flush". There will be a plastic 1/4" water line which runs from the water valve on the fridge up the back of the cabinet to the icemaker's fill spout. That's all there is, ~6' of supply tubing and the I/M fill tube which goes through the cabinet, besides the icemaker itself.

It may be possible to energize the icemaker side of that fill valve with power directly to let the water flow. There will need to be some sort of bucket put into the freezer to catch the water and likely the icemaker moved out of the way. Or the I/M fill tube may be able to be removed from the cabinet and just put into a bucket.

I don't know how anything could be stuck inside them. I would think it's more likely the plastic they're made from or the I/M's ice mold breaking down in which case the affected parts would likely need to be replaced to correct the occurrence.

JMO


johnboy1942

02:47PM | 06/22/04
Member Since: 06/13/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks, I appreciate your reply and will look into it.

Gary Slusser

03:16PM | 06/23/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
It's more likely than not that what you are seeing is the result of hardness minerals in your water.

Gary

Quality Water Associates

johnboy1942

07:15PM | 06/23/04
Member Since: 06/13/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks. Will have water tested for mineral content.

DanO

09:33AM | 06/24/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
* I have installed an inline filter on the water line to the refrigerator for both cold drinking water and the ice maker and I still get a white organic looking sediment from melted ice cubes *

** what you are seeing is the result of hardness minerals in your water. **

Wouldn't such a cause normally affect both the dispensed water as well as ice cubes as they both use the same water supply?

BTW. If the OP's fridge model uses a 'flex tray' ice cube mold (see the following link), those where noted for acquiring a lime and scale build up on them and needed to be replaced occasionally. It should have a shinny finish where the cubes are made not rough like occurs after a while with use.

Replacement Icemaker 'Flex Tray'

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=3040

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Magic+Chef+fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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Gary Slusser

08:05PM | 06/24/04
Member Since: 02/17/04
112 lifetime posts
I don't recall the exact process (chemistry) but freezing makes the minerals come out of solution and usually form in the center of the ice cube. An RO prevents that but no inline cartrdige filter will unless it is using cation (softening) resin.

Gary

Quality Water Associates

wdnhfr

09:03PM | 01/05/12
Member Since: 01/05/12
1 lifetime posts
Gary is right.

I have had the same problem and have done my own experiments regarding it.

This has nothing to do with your line or your ice tray.

I have a water filter on the refridgerator and on the sink. The water is clear.

Put about an inch or two of water from the tap in the bottom of a glass. Freeze it. Fill the glass the rest of the way with tap water and let it melt. The residue will be there. You have completely by-passed your entire refridgerator/freezer water circuit and the residue is still there. You probably also have some calcium deposits on other water appliances... dish washer, shower heads, faucetts, etc. Not to mention, your glasses probably don't get very clean in the dishwasher. This is the result of hard water.

The only thing that will fix this problem is a water softener.

I put one in... problem solved.

Fred.
San Antonio, Tx

cars365

12:25PM | 02/01/12
Member Since: 12/13/11
27 lifetime posts
I've had something similar happen to me. I know the website ehow has a huge section on this subject that was helpful

radiorocker

02:06PM | 02/11/12
Member Since: 02/05/12
6 lifetime posts
Did you use the right filter for your fridge? I just went thru this with my mom's fridge. Her filter was nasty though, not surprised there was stuff in her ice. I tried to get buy cheap using a filter I found. Didn't work too well. I don't think the sediment you found is harmful though, probably is a water problem. I think the one you need is 4396508
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