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Ice tastes bad from ice maker

Hello! The ice that our ice maker tastes bad. Our fridge is only 6 months old and the ice never tasted good. Do we need a filter of some sort? Where the heck does it hook up? It's a Whirlpool. The ice maker is not on the door, it's in the freezer, just FYI.

Thanks for any help you can give. :)

Shell

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  • mbean63 Apr 14, 2009

    Not on well water.



    Shouldn't be contamination of any sort.



    Tastes sort of like a metal taste, not like i've tasted metal before but....

  • mbean63 Apr 14, 2009

    Thanks Phil.



    It's not a side-by-side though so i can't really purge the water. Would I still use same part number? Thanks

  • mbean63 Apr 14, 2009

    Thanks so much!

  • astrid prieto May 11, 2010

    Contamination with something in there?

  • Jimmy James May 11, 2010

    are you on well water.

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Sometimes filters have issues like this even being new , it is located at the bottom kickplate [round] , pick up a new filter -part number 4396841 - install the filter , dump remaining ice in bin out , purge the water through the new filter through water in door for a few minutes and you should be good.
Phil

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  • Phil Brantley
    Phil Brantley Apr 14, 2009

    I would check on that part number just to be sure , use sears parts for easy search with your model. since you cant purge your unit you will just have to dump the first 5 loads of ice.


    Phil

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