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Dirty water line from filter

We have side-by-side Frigidaire. I change water filter every 6 month. Changed filter. Ran water thru new filter and noticed black particles coming thru water line. Called Fridge Filters and they sent me a new filter. We still have black particles (carbon from filter?) coming thru. Can't use the water. Any ideas how to clean the line or get to water reservoir inside fridge? My guess is somehow black stuff from inside the filter broke loose and got into water line and is now in the reserve and the line.

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Attach flexable rubber line from water bottle, like is used for race bicycle riders,or tape up a hose to a water bottle. Turn off valve at water pipe leadign to line to filter. Remove filter. place a pan to catch water under the machine. Attach A small diameter hose to water line where water exits to glass.With machine turned on and your rubber hose attached turn bottle upside down and squeeze while pressign glass lever. Flush through approximate one quare or until water stream is clear. Their is no pumb ofor flow the line preaure is al that moves the water so backflushing is easy.

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