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Bad tasting water and ice from fridge and kitchen tap...

Over the past 6-8 months, we have noticed a bad taste in our water that comes from the kitchen tap, as well as from our refrigerator water and ice. The taste is sort of like an old or stale water taste - like what you would expect it to taste like if it sat in some sort of weird container for several months. Possibly metallic? The water that comes from our bathroom sinks does not have this taste. We suspect maybe it is our ice maker line, but this is clearly speculation and we only think this because we can't think of what else it would be. To give you more detail, our ice maker line is a thin copper line that is tapped into our main water supply. Any ideas on what could be causing our bad tasting water?

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Hi!! change your copper line going to the icemaker and also install a water line filter you can buy one at homedepot easy to install and has instructions on how to...good luck..

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I had a fridge with a ice maker (therefore a water line running through the floor to the fridge- copper line).. I bought a new fridge with no water ice maker . I cannot find the shut off value to the line ,, is there a way to cap the copper hose off?

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