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Sometimes there are black particles (looks like black flakes) in the ice from my icemaker. Do you know what is the likely cause for this? Thanks

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Put a filter in the water supply line going to your ice maker more than likely it is rust from the inside of the water lines

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • raddie Sep 26, 2010

    this happened to me also. its the coating (paint) flaking off the inside. you can scrape/clean the
    loose coating inside or just get a replacement unit. (i did)



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