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Icemaker Waterline has Bacteria in it

My freezer is still under warranty, not even 1 year old and it's made pink ice twice now which is a sign of bacteria in the water line. We've had it fixed a few months ago. Now it's spitting pink ice again.

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    How did you get bacteria in the water line fixed? I have the same problem with occasional pink ice and don't understand how it could be bacteria?

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This bacteria (for most of us) is not harmful. Ive never heard of anyone becoming sick from this stuff but I suppose someone might have an allergy. I see it in Ice Machines that are in restaurants all the time. It seems more prevalent in ones that do a lot of baking where yeast or Bread is used a lot like Bakeries Pizza and Hamburger fast foods...places.
Do you store a bread doe in your refrigerator? The air communicates with the freezer air. This is how its transferred. Clean the reddish stuff out again. Clean and wipe the outer containers and the walls and ceiling and under crisper in the refrigerator. Then if your going to store anything that you use with yeast or other types of activator that puts off CO2 (I E Baking soda or power?) double bag it in plastic bags. See if this solves your problem. If the stuff comes back it must be in your water supply. Are you on a treated water supply?

Hope this helps if so please rate me accordingly and good luck.

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Bless You
Huuum
But I think that these two freezers sound very old !

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