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Water line to Kenmore refigerator is brown

I was cleaning the interior of my Kenmore refrigerator when I discovered that the water line running to ice maker and water dispenser is brown! (There are several feet of this water line tightly coiled at the interior rear of the refrigerator.) Does the line need to be replaced? Are there any health concerns...Safety of water,etc.? Thanks for your help

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Some tubes turn brown gradually with age. This is normal. But if yours is not made of that material (not sure what its called), then it could be that the pipe is dirty. If this be the case, it is definitely better to get the line replaced, as it is definitely a health concern. I would recommend getting a filter fitted to the line as well, just as a precaution..

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