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Ice cubes taste bad

GE GTS22WCP Top Freezer Refrigerator We're renting. We've been in this house for almost a year now. Curious to find out if anyone knows if this fridge has a filter for the ice maker inside the freezer? The ice has an odd taste to it. If it does, how the heck do you get to it? Now this problem is new within last month or so.

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There should be one in the frigerator for the water if not go the the local home depot and get a inloine on for it.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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    Todd Born Apr 20, 2009

    there should be one in the frigerator for the water if not go the the local home depot and get a inloine on for it.

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1• Ice has picked up odor or
flavor from strong food stored
in refrigerator or freezer.
2• Water running to ice maker
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3• Ice not used frequently enough.
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