|Posted by Jim Bean on September 22, 2002 at 18:45:08:|
Ice maker replaced only to find the problem was rusted and
clogged ice maker water line valve and elbow joint(s) where
water line is attached to ice maker plastic tube. New valve
was installed along with new galvanized elbow joint(s).
Possibly, another galvanized elbow was not replaced at
the water line valve.
One week later still getting rust in small seven cube GE
ice maker that only refills about every 75 to 90 minutes.
My thought now is to take this plastic tube to the sink
or window instead of the ice maker and let the water run
through it continuously for about 36 hours in hopes this
will clear it up before calling the plumber again, or my
attempting to replace one more gavanized elbow bend
that I believe is at the ice maker line valve. There is no
water rust problem elsewhere in the home.
I live in Memphis, TN which has good water. Presently, I am letting
the plastic water line run continuously into the yard. The water looks
clear. I have two filters that I am considering. The GE Smartwater
GXILQ which implies it reduces, Lead Cysts, Chloring, Sediment
and Rust. The other is the GE Smartwater GXRTQ which states on the
box that it reduces Taste & Order, Chlorine, Sediment, Rust, but within
the booklet it appears to state only that it reduces chlorine which is not
Not wanting to fool with changing a filer every six months, I inclined to
wait and see if the rust washes out after running the water for thirty six hours,
but then with it using only seven cubes worth of water every 75 minutes, I am
afraid that even if the water is clear now, that later the ice will again be rusty.
I would apprecite your comment on whether it is worth the trouble to fool with the
filters and if so, which one.
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