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GE side by side fridge TFX20JR. Got the ice maker set up & a filter on the hose going to the fridge. After about 2 months the water started having a really bad smell & started Fizzing almost like waterdown soda. What is causing that & how can I fix it? Can't make ice or drink the water it's smells so bad. Help please!!

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Try changing the filter and discard all the old ice.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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    Wylane Justus Nov 25, 2013

    I've done that many times. I'm not sure if my fridge has a filter on it. I've been trying to get a manual for it but u keep getting the runaround from sites. I know it's not anything in the fridge or the freezer. I've cleaned the ice holder out many times. It has to be sumthing in the hoses or in the reservoir, but I can't even find where it is on my fridge(no manual). Was told if I could clean it out it mite help, or I mite hafta buy a new 1. If my fridge has a built in filter, I have no clue. I put 1 on the hose from under the sink to the fridge & both were brand new. Filter had a 3yr warranty & it didn't ever get to be used 3 months b4 this started happening. Wondering if any1 can help find a manual(with pics) so I can find the things easier. It's a GE TFX20JR & that's the only numbers on it. Sidebyside. I would be very great full!!

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The water lines are contaminated with bacteria and/or mold. This is a problem with many refrigerators. You need to turn off water and disconnect the feed line and filter. Mix 4 ounces of Clorox(R) in 1 gallon of water and pump it through with a NEW garden sprayer. You can remove the wand and clamp it onto the water inlet. Activate the dispenser while you pump the bleach through the system. Once bleach starts coming out the dispenser, vent the garden sprayer (de-pressurize), Let the bleach sit for 15-20 minutes. Re-attached water using a brand new filter (do not use the old filter and do not put bleach through filter). Run water until no chlorine odor (it can be a while). This process needs to be done at least once a year.

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