Flushing a Refrigerator Water Line

May 12, 2016

I have had a side by side refrigerator in our garage for about two years and it is not hooked up to water. However, the dispenser area continues to be moist and is quite moldy.


Can we rehook this up to water and use the ice maker and dispenser or have we ruined it altogether. Thank you!


July 29, 20170 found this helpful

You should be able to clean this with baking soda and salt mixture. Mix your baking soda with salt. Add a few drops of water to make a paste. Use an old toothbrush to scrub the mold off the unit.

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July 15, 2008

How do I clean the inside of the plastic ice maker line? It looks gunky below the faucet under the sink before it travels under the floor to the fridge.

DJC from WA


July 15, 20080 found this helpful

Is there a way of disconnecting the line and cleaning it out with a Q-tip?

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October 13, 2013

I use a Flo Jet pump and a 5 gallon bottle of water to feed the water supply to my Whirlpool fridge. My question is do I have to have the fridge filter in place? The Flo Jet company said to remove the filter in order for the pump to work properly.


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September 5, 2012

Is there a easy way to clean the water line out for the ice maker and water dispenser on a 1993 Kenmore side by side refrigerator, model 596.9?

By Margaret

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May 1, 2012

I have a Maytag fridge, model# MZD2665HEQ. I want to flush the water lines to take the musty taste out of them so I can drink the water again. It just doesn't taste good.


By katwoman

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December 5, 2010

How do you clean the water lines to the refrigerator without replacing them?

By Dorothy Darnold from Whiting, IN

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December 5, 2010

I need to find out if there is any way to clean (instead of replace) the lines and water reservoir in my "Whirlpool" refrigerator icemaker/water unit.

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