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ICE is contaminated but water is clear. The cotamination is a white filmy substance that settles to the bottom of your glass. I have installed a new filter but this does not help the ICE... What is this stuff? How can I fix it? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same problem, but the white, filmy contamination is also in the drinking water.

  • danglover Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same problem, but the white, filmy contamination is also in the drinking water. I replaced the filter and it went away for a couple of months, but now it's back.



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Check the ice maker where the ice freezes the coating has been coming off on alot of them and ending up in the ice

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