08:58AM | 05/06/05
Member Since: 01/11/05
23 lifetime posts
A few weeks ago I purchased a fridge with an ice maker. However, most of the cubes come out with a black substance in them near the surface, like grease or soot. I don't think it's a problem with the water going in because there is no evidence of this in any of the other water in the house. Any ideas? I've been looking for some sort of instruction/repair manual for just the ice maker so at least I know how to properly remove it and check it out, but no luck. It's a Kenmore with a top mount freezer.




09:22AM | 05/06/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** A few weeks ago I purchased a fridge **

"Brand new"?

** most of the cubes come out with a black substance in them near the surface **

If it is an older fridge and just new *to you*, the only places I can think black specs can some from is the ice mold's surface flaking (see the following link - common on a certain type of icemaker used on some refrigerator models) or possibly charcoal leaking from in internal water filter (if used on whatever model of Kenmore fridge you have and it is designed to filter icemaker water - not all are).

- Revised Icemaker Ice Mold - replaces black


If the fridge is brand new, call for service as it should be under warranty. Let them deal with it.

** I've been looking for some sort of instruction/repair manual for just the ice maker **

The service manual at the following link covers most of the common refrigerator icemakers (except GE).



Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



01:35PM | 05/06/05
Member Since: 01/11/05
23 lifetime posts
Yes, brand new...

Thanks for the advice!


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