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Lucasheld@comcast.net I have a plastic hose approx 10 to 15 feet long coiled up in the lower portion inside my fridge. It dosen't seem to be going to anywhere. It comes out and goes back into the same hole. Can I disconnect and throw away?

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Thats the water resevoir for the water dispenser.

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