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Kenmore Fridge - Bad Testing Water

Have a Kenmore Model # 57762791 - 5 or so yrs old. The water started tasting bad a week or two ago. Tap water in hosue is fine. It does nto appear this fridge has a filter to replace. Am I wrong about the filter? Is replacing the copper tubing up the back soemthign I can do myself (I am fairly ahnding but not much plumbing experience)? Any other suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    Extreme bad tase and odor from water and ice even after changing the filter and incoming water line. again it's a kenmore side by side. changed filter new water line to fridge. next new vavles i think karl

  • dz jordan Mar 08, 2009

    I have the same problem, and my water started tasting bad about 6 years after buying it. I think the taste has something to do with the hose that runs inside the frig. To me it tastes like mildew water. Sure wish someone would relpy to this with an affirmative answer to this problem.

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Your refrigerator definitely has a water filter. If you have gone 5 years without replacing the filter, you and your family have probably been drinking contaminated water, for some time. Water filters should be replaced every three to six months. On some refrigerators, and in cases of higher water consumption, the filter must be changed every 60 days. Sears sells replacement filter cartridges for Kenmore refrigerators.

The water filter on your refrigerator is located at the front base of the unit, in the grille, below the freezer door. There, you will see a round cap. Turn the cap counter-clockwise, until the handle is vertical.Then, pull it out of the grille. The filter cartridge is attached to the cap. After removing the cap and filter, slide the cap off from the existing filter cartridge. Slide the cap on to a new cartridge, and re-insert with the cap handle in a vertical position. Push it in, firmly. Then, turn the cap clockwise, until the cap handle is horizontal.

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