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The water and ice both have a strong metal/mineral taste to them

Was bought still with a warranty, but someone else had returned to store because a problem. Not told what problem was. Discounted price. When delivered and 2 weeks later hooked up in new home, taste of water and ice metal/mineral taste is so stong, unable to drink or use ice.
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Remove filter and use dispenser a lot. Chlorine in water may help clean out system that filter is now removing. Not much else you can do other than replace all the water lines and tank. Thanks, please leave feedback or contact me again for more info if you need it.

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