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Bad odor and taste with replacements for whirlpool filter-have tried 2 brands-did not correct problem. have run addequate volume thru the filters-has dificult to describe odor and taste-like metallic,sulfury.

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  • kimmylin Jun 14, 2009

    problemis the tap water tastes considerably better than the refrig water-this is a relatively new problem. could it be that the line is fouled?

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Those are both orders that the on board filters will not correct. Try adding a high end filter to the inlet water line and flush the system for a few days to see if that will help.

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    Chris Jones Jun 14, 2009

    I guess that could be the problem but i've never had that experience. The top of the line filters usually take care of the problem. The water will taste different after it sits in the lines idle and refrigerated. These tastes may not seam present in the tap because it is not cooled. Also try the box of baking soda in the door to help absorb some oder.

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The cheapest solution that i can think of is try putting charcoal in there. Charcoal will absorb all the odor in there.

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