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Offline Rick52768

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Re: frigidaire with mold in water and ice cubes
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012, 10:26:55 PM »
My line enters from the very top of the frig and stays up there. The only place that I can guess if not inside the frig then rubber stainless steel fill line that hooks to the clear/green line on the back of the frig. Or is there a way that mold can grow in the dispenser line on freezer door and also get pass a valve to get in the ice maker?

Offline Icehouse

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Re: frigidaire with mold in water and ice cubes
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 08:43:02 AM »
Look in the drain trough, around door gaskets mold loves all moisture.
I had done a home inspection a few years ago because of a water leak and mold was growing everywhere. This was because mold spores become airborne so yes they can attach themselves to the water filter as shown in the photo.
I'm also a "Certified Home Inspector"  O0
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Offline Rick52768

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Re: frigidaire with mold in water and ice cubes
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 09:11:35 AM »
I will check it, I looked all over the areas not covered by plates and seen nothing. My mold is more like larger pieces not just spores or small clusters and it is making through my filter. That is unless it is coming from inside the frig.

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Re: frigidaire with mold in water and ice cubes
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 09:54:53 AM »
That's how mold grows, from the spores. Just like dandilions in the grass  ;)
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Re: frigidaire with mold in water and ice cubes
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 03:29:36 PM »
This is from my "Home Inspectors Manual.
 
     what you'll need
  • White wine vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Empty spray bottles
  • Nonabrasive washcloths
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
If your refrigerator has recently come under fire from mold or mildew infestation, it is important for you to know the proper way to carry out the mold and mildew removal process. By extension, once you successfully rid your refrigerator of mold and/or mildew, you should also familiarize yourself with the necessary mold and mildew prevention steps. Below are the measures you will need to take in order to purge your refrigerator of mold and mildew and to keep it free of filth.
 Step 1 - Clear out Your Refrigerator The first step in the mold and mildew removal process is clear out your refrigerator upon discovering any mold and/or mildew deposits. When clearing out your fridge, take care to carefully inspect any food items you suspect have gone bad and, should your suspicions prove correct, promptly throw them out, as they may have been the initial cause of your refrigerator-based mold or mildew. If you happen to have more than one refrigerator in your home, use it to store any perishable items. Once all the food has been cleared out of your fridge and any spoiled items have been thrown out, you'll be ready to move on.
 Step 2 - Produce Your Homemade Mold and Mildew Remover Now that your fridge has been cleared out, it's time to proceed with the second step in the mold and mildew removal process. Start by opening up a clean, empty spray bottle, then pour in 1 cup of white wine vinegar and 2 cups of warm water. As a result of its acidic nature, white wine vinegar makes a surprisingly effective mold and mildew cleaner. In fact, because vinegar is a little too abrasive, it is necessary to dilute it with water. After combing your ingredients, seal your spray bottle and proceed with the next step.
 Step 3 - Thoroughly Clean Your Refrigerator Having produced your homemade cleaner, you're nearly finished with the mold and mildew removal process. You will now need to use your spray bottle to apply your vinegar-based cleaning solution to all the shelves and walls in your refrigerator, making sure to apply a little extra to any areas that are heavily affected by mold and/or mildew deposits. Next, use a sponge or nonabrasive washcloth to vigorously wipe down the freshly sprayed areas, keeping in mind that any caked on mold or mildew deposits may require a little extra elbow grease. Once the fridge has been completely purged of mold and mildew, spray it down with a water-filled spray bottle to get rid of the lingering scent of vinegar, then dry it with a clean nonabrasive cloth. Follow up by returning all your food items to their respective spots.
 Step 4 - Keep Your Refrigerator Safe from Mold and Mildew Now that you've successfully performed the mold and mildew removal process, it is important to keep it safe from the aforementioned varieties of filth. To do this, make a point of throwing out any spoiled food items immediately after discovering them and take care to clean your refrigerator with the previously discussed water-and-vinegar solution at least once a month
NATE, NCCER, PHCC,HVAC Certified Instructor
Member RSES, US Army Refrigeration Specialist(Retired), Former Refrigeration Teacher NYC Board of Ed.
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