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The water and ice in my Whirlpool side by side refridgerator have a horrible taste even when I change the filter. We have even changed the saddle that taps into the water line. What will fix this?

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  • miracowdmk Apr 22, 2009

    i will check this out and hope it works!

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The taste is most likely from calcium deposits in the internal plumbing of the ice maker water/dispenser, the only suggestion would be to remove the system component's and flush them out with white Vinegar, this will dissolve the deposits and is non toxic..

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Hi Miracowdmk,
The plastic supply lines over time deteriorate and wind up causing the water to smell.
Replace the plastic line with a stainless steel ice maker water supply line available at any home improvement center. They are 1/4 inch inside diameter lines and fittings.
They come in 5/10 and 20 foot lenghts.
After you do this run about 2 gallons of water through the water in the door dispenser. Discard the first 3 drops of ice from the ice maker.
Your ice quality will improve.


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