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Bad taste and smell in water at kitchen sink faucet

We just installed a new faucet and supply lines. The supply lines are white hose type (not PVC). Since the change, the water has a bad taste and smell. It is not like rotten eggs, more like metallic and the water from the bathroom facets are not affected.

What can we do to resolve this problem?

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Check your water filter inside the unit up in either the left or right side of the top. If you do not have a filter then add a filter to the unit on the supply line to help with this problem

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Install a charcoal water filter on the end of your faucet. You can pick one up for under $40 at the local hardware store, installation is easy and only takes about 10 minutes.

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    But why does the new faucet cause this? Is this common? I would rather not spend money on a filter - would rather take the faucet out, return it and get one that does not cause the water to taste bad. don@rockanchorage.com

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