To eliminate odors from ice in trays or icemakers, discard all remaining ice, then refill them until the odor dissipates. Ice odors can be caused by several sources, including open containers in the freezer and new hardware.Know More
Ice cubes might also carry odors when they are left too long in a tray or bin.
Empty all ice cube trays and bins into the kitchen sink. Refill the trays or wait until the built-in icemaker produces more ice.
Cover all containers inside the freezer, such as soups and meats, so they don't impart odors to the ice.
Make sure the water filter (if applicable) does not need to be replaced. Eliminate all expired foods from the freezer and have the water supply tested for impurities. Placing a box of baking soda in the freezer sometimes helps absorb unpleasant odors.
Ice makers in refrigerators work using a water regulator, a thermostat, a heater and a motor. An ice maker as a single unit is connected to the main power circuit of the refrigerator that supplies power to these four components to produce ice.Full Answer >
Common problems with ice makers include high water temperatures, water leaks into the machine, low production due to room temperatures and low water flow to the ice machine. Many of these problems can be fixed by a professional repair person and may not cause serious damage if detected early.Full Answer >
Ice makers can be added to some upright freezer models, specifically those that are manufactured with a water fill tube, appropriate rear wiring and side-wall mounting holes. Freezers without these additions cannot accommodate ice makers.Full Answer >
Ice sometimes shrinks inside of a frost-free freezer because of a process known as sublimation. According to the University of California, Davis, sublimation occurs when a solid, such as ice, quickly vaporizes into a gas without first changing into a liquid.Full Answer >