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Water aftertaste bad water

Just bought a Delonghi expresso and when the water passes through the machine it has a bad taste. I have compared normal kettle boiled water and the machine water and it is completely different. I have run 10 or so cycles with just fresh water but the problem persists

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Run vinegar through the system

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